Pinellas Department of Health Offers Free HIV Testing
The free tests are in recognition of Monday (June 27) as National HIV Testing Day.
PINELLAS COUNTY – The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County is offering no-cost HIV testing from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday (June 27) at five locations in recognition of National HIV Testing Day
HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. If left untreated, HIV can lead to the disease AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Unlike some other viruses, the human body can’t get rid of HIV completely. But with treatment, an HIV infection can be managed, reducing the chance of progression.
“HIV testing should be a regular part of everybody’s healthcare routine,” said Dr. Ulyee Choe, DOH-Pinellas’ director. “Knowing your status is important to prevent spreading HIV and to begin life-saving treatment sooner.”
HIV testing is available at the following DOH-Pinellas locations:
- Clearwater: 310 N Myrtle Ave.
- Mid-County: 8751 Ulmerton Road
- Pinellas Park: 6350 76th Ave. N.
- St. Petersburg: 205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N
- Tarpon Springs: 301 S Disston Ave.
For information about the programs and services offered by DOH-Pinellas, go to PinellasHealth.com or call (727) 824-6900.
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