Today is National HIV Testing Day. The CDC estimates that 1.1 million Americans have HIV, but nearly 20 percent of them don’t know they are infected. Drugstore chain, Walgreen Co., along with several other pharmacies are offering free rapid HIV testing in a small number of stores across the country as part of a two-year pilot program to make AIDS diagnosis more accessible to American's.
Walgreen's testing sites are based in Chicago, IL, Washington, D.C., and a clinic in Lithonia, GA. The CDC has partnered with four additional pharmacies across the country to set up free testing sites, and will hopefully partner with an additional 17 by the end of summer.
The test is simple, it's confidential, and more importantly, it's critical to saving lives and the lives of others. Know your status.
To find a testing site in your area, click here.
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