Free HIV testing available Friday
June 25, 2003
KALAMAZOO -- The Sindecuse Health Center at Western Michigan University will offer free anonymous HIV counseling and testing to all WMU students, faculty and staff on Friday, June 27.
The free service, which normally costs $5, is in conjunction with the ninth National HIV Testing Day sponsored by the National Association of People with AIDS. Anyone who has had unprotected sex or shared needles should consider testing.
The day's theme, "Take the Test, Take Control,"
encourages people to learn about their HIV status so they may
obtain appropriate care and treatment. Sindecuse offers the OraSure
oral mucosal transudate test, an alternative to the standard
blood test. Only those being tested learn the results.
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