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Department of Health offering testing for National Black HIV/AIDS awareness day

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Posted at 9:56 PM, Feb 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-06 21:56:51-05

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. --- The Florida Department of Health in Collier County is offering free testing events for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). 

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed annually on February 7th to increase education, testing, community involvement and treatment among black communities. 

All testing sites will be offering free, rapid HIV testing with same day results. 

African-Americans continue to have the highest numbers of HIV compared to other races and ethnicities. In Collier County. 41 percent of men, women and children who have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS are Black.  

  • February 12 FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Marion E. Fether Medical Center 8AM – 4PM
  • February 13 FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Marion E. Fether Medical Center FREE Rapid HIV Testing, Hepatitis, & STD Screenings DOH-Collier: Immokalee 8AM – 4PM 8AM – 3:30 PM
  • February 14 FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Marion E. Fether Medical Center FREE Rapid HIV Testing, Hepatitis, & STD Screenings DOH-Collier: Naples and Immokalee 8AM – 4PM 8AM – 4PM
  • February 15 FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Marion E. Fether Medical Center FREE Rapid HIV Testing, Hepatitis & STD Screenings DOH-Collier: Naples only 8AM – 4PM 8AM – 4PM
  • February 16 FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Marion E. Fether Medical Center 8AM – 4PM

For more information visit www/nationalblackaidsday.org.