Free HIV testing will be offered at six Delaware locations June 27 in observance of National HIV Testing Day.
HIV weakens a person’s immune system by destroying cells that fight disease and infection. No effective cure exists for HIV, but with proper medical care, it can be controlled. Some groups of people are more likely to get HIV than others because of many factors, including their sexual partners, their risk behaviors and where they live. The only way to know for sure whether you have HIV is to get tested. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that ages 13-64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care.
The results of HIV testing are usually available within 30 minutes. Tests are confidential, and walk-ins are welcome.
Testing times and locations include:
—8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. AIDS Delaware Community Service Building, 100 W. 10th St., Wilmington
— 4 to 7 p.m. at Bowlerama, 3031 New Castle Ave., New Castle.
— 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Beautiful Gate Outreach Center, 604 N. Walnut St., Wilmington.
— 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at DPH Porter State Service Center, 511 W. Eighth St., Wilmington.
— 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2 p.m. at Anna C. Shipley State Service Center, 350 Virginia Ave., Seaford.
— Noon to 8 p.m. at Camp Rehoboth, 37 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth.