With more than one million people in the U.S. are living with HIV everyone has a reason to get an HIV test. As many as one in four do not know that they have it. Barack Obama and Joe Biden both got tested for HIV. If its good enough for them its good enough for you!
“The earlier a person learns that he or she is infected with HIV, the sooner he or she can begin life-extending medical care, treatment and support that can lead to a better quality of life,’’ said Dr. Joshua Lipsman, the Westchester County Health Commissioner.
The Westchester County Health Department, in conjunction with the members of Project W.A.V.E., a coalition of organizations that includes health departments, HIV and AIDS service providers and media outlets, if offering free events throughout Westchester County this weekend in support of the National Association of People with AIDS 15th Annual National HIV Testing Day on Saturday.
Friday, June 26:
- The Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center at 107 West Fourth Street in their parking lot, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Mount Vernon AIDS Task Force, at Pathmark, Third Avenue at Third Street, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Mount Vernon Hospital, at Cimarron Café, 156 South Fourth Avenue, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Planned Parenthood, at their offices in New Rochelle, White Plains, Yonkers and Mount Kisco.
Sunday, June 28:
- Children’s Village, Ossining Open Door and the Westchester County Medical Center, at African American Heritage Day at the Kensico Dam in Valhalla, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information on National HIV Testing Day, or to find a testing site near your home, call the Westchester County Department of Health at (914) 813-5256 or (914) 995-9595 or visit www.westchestergov.com/health.