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Posted on: June 24, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Health Department and Community Partners to Offer Free HIV Testing on National HIV Testing Day

Public is invited to multiple county locations for HIV screenings on June 27th

LARGO, MD – The Prince George’s County Health Department is joining community-based organizations in the county in offering free HIV screenings to the public to commemorate National HIV Testing Day on Thursday, June 27th.

“Our mission is to help residents be the healthiest and happiest they can be,” said Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks. “We encourage Prince Georgians to take advantage of this opportunity to get tested, and educate themselves and their loved ones about HIV prevention and treatment options.”
National HIV Testing Day happens each year on June 27th to raise awareness about the importance of knowing your HIV status, making HIV testing part of routine health care, and getting linked to early care and treatment services if a test result is positive.

“Prince George’s County is making progress in reducing the number of new HIV diagnoses and getting more HIV-positive patients into early treatment,” said Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Health, Human Services and Education Dr. George Askew. “Free HIV testing events help educate our residents about their sexual health so they can live longer and healthier, while reducing the risk of HIV transmission to others.”

The free HIV screenings will be available for the public at the following Prince George’s County locations:

The Health Department’s Cheverly Health Center
3003 Hospital Drive, Suite 1055
Cheverly, MD 20785
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
University of Maryland Capital Region Health
UM Prince George’s Hospital Center
3001 Hospital Drive
Cheverly, MD 20785
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Us Helping Us People Into Living
8240 Professional Place
Landover, MD 20785
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Langley Park Multi-Purpose Center
1401 E. University Blvd., Suite G-1
Langley Park, MD 20783
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In addition to periodic free HIV testing community events like this one, the Health Department offers free, year-round HIV testing and treatment at two of its clinics five days a week through the HIV/AIDS Program (HAP). HIV testing and treatment are also available at four school-based wellness centers as well as for teens and young adults at the Healthy Teens and Young Adults Center.


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