Monday, November 30, 2009

The best post-Thanksgiving savings are tomorrow's free HIV screenings

Posted By on Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 2:30 PM

click to enlarge AIDSribbon_thumb_150x258.png

Tomorrow is World Aids Day, which means it's a good day to go get yourself tested.

There's plenty of free screenings, so there's no reason not to get tested if you don't know your HIV-status.

On the Kansas side, the Unified Government Public Health Department has scheduled free HIV testing from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No appointment is needed, just go to 6th and Ann Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas.

In KCMO, free, confidential, walk-in screenings are scheduled for
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in a private section of the Health Department's atrium at 2400 Troost Avenue.


If you think you don't need a test, you should consider some facts about the metro's STD rate.

Jackson, Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties have higher rates of AIDS infections than 81.6 percent of the country. Jackson County's rate is particularly alarming, being higher than 92.5 percent of counties in America.

Also this year, Men's Health gave KC a D- for STDs.

And this May 2008 feature, "Change is Gonna Come," notes that Jackson county's infection rate rivals that of sub-Saharan Africa.


So go get tested.

Tags: , , , , ,

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Most Popular Stories

Slideshows

All contents ©2015 Kansas City Pitch LLC
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of Kansas City Pitch LLC,
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.

All contents © 2012 SouthComm, Inc. 210 12th Ave S. Ste. 100, Nashville, TN 37203. (615) 244-7989.
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of SouthComm, Inc.
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.
Website powered by Foundation