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Free HIV tests offered for World AIDS Day in U.S.

11-30-2011 15:10 BJT Special Report:World AIDS Day 2011 |

BEIJING, Nov. 28 (Xinhuanet) -- Many parts of the United States are planning to offer free HIV tests for people on Dec. 1 in honor of World AIDS Day, according to media report Monday.

Officials in Washington will provide free HIV tests at area-based food stamp offices, Medicaid offices, and government assistance offices.

U.S. WMCA Health Services is to offer free Rapid HIV testing to all from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2011 at their office at 179 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, Maine.

People getting an HIV test can get their results in 20 minutes from the confidential testing. Free chlamydia and gonorrhea testing will also be offered for all woman age 26 and under and all men.

They can either call the clinic to make an appointment or walk to the office directly for free testing. They also have chances to get food, giveaways and gift cards if they get there early.

More than 40 vendors are expected to take part in the second annual World AIDS Day hosted by the Lake County Health Department on Dec. 1. The free event will begin from noon and be over at 4 p.m. at Donnelly Park, 530 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora, Florida.

World AIDS Day is a global campaign to end AIDS and help bring awareness of the disease worldwide.

Editor:Zhang Hao |Source: Xinhua

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