Wednesday, June 24, 2009

National HIV Testing Day

Every nine and a half minutes someone in the United States becomes infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. And a lot of people that have HIV don’t know they are infected. There is help and treatment available – which is why it is so important to know if you have HIV.

You don’t have to wait until June 27th to take action. Here are a few ways to find an HIV testing center near you:
1. Visit, the National HIV and STD Testing Resources web site from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Enter your zip code to find a testing center near you. You can also find a lot of accurate information about HIV and the testing process.
2. Call 1-800-CDC-Info (1-800-232-4636). This is the National hotline for the CDC. You can call anytime and someone will answer your questions and help you find a free or inexpensive testing center.
3. Text a nearby ZIP code to “KNOWIT” (566948). If you have a cell phone and use text messaging, you’ll get a text message back with a local testing center (normal text messaging charges apply).

We hope you’ll take a few minutes to find out more about HIV and how to get tested. It’s better to know than to not know.
Please forward this email to you friends, family, and anyone else you think might benefit from this information.

Here are some free testing locations in the Dallas area:

AIDS Arms, Inc
219 Sunset #116-A
Dallas 75208

AIDS Services of North Texas
616 Fort Worth Drive
Denton 76201

AIDS Prevention Project – UTSWMC
400 South ZangSuite 520
Dallas 75208

Greater Dallas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
4525 Lemmon Ave
Suite 300
Dallas 75219

Mosaic Family Services
4144 N. Central Expressway
Suite 530
Dallas 75204

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