In honor of National HIV Testing Day, a number of organizations across the District are offering FREE HIV testing! Whitman-Walker is offering testing at Max Robinson Center, from 9 am-4 pm and are offering extended hours for testing at Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center, from 9 am-7 pm. Even Mayor Grey is getting tested in support of the day:
“Bread for the City will open the doors of its newly expanded and renovated primary care center located at 1525 7th Street NW to the Mayor, DC Department of Health officials and District residents interested in receiving an HIV test.
“It is so important for each and every resident who is sexually active to know their status, to use the over 20 community-based organizations in our city to get tested for HIV, and to protect themselves and the ones they love from becoming infected,” said Mayor Vincent C. Gray. “I am pleased to be able to partner with Bread for the City as we highlight the importance of HIV testing, and remind everyone that although National HIV Testing Day is imperative to raise awareness, the fact of the matter is that every day in the District should be National HIV Testing Day, not just June 27.”
Though National HIV Testing Day comes but once a year, if you can’t make it out today, no worries! These clinics and organizations offer free testing and counseling year-round!