Norfolk—ACCESS AIDS Care is partnering with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) as part of its 6-month, 48 state national cross country HIV testing tour. The tour will reach Norfolk on March 12th with its Magic Johnson Mobile Testing Unit. Free, confidential HIV testing will be offered at two locations: Huntersville Neighborhood Center, 830 Goff Street, Norfolk, VA from 12 pm to 5 pm and in the parking lot of Nutty Buddys, 143 East Little Creek Road, Norfolk, VA beginning at 10 pm. The Virginia Department of Health will be offering free syphilis testing at the Nutty Buddys site. The tour began on January 6th in Seattle, Washington and will continue throughout the United States through June 27, 2010 with a final stop in New York City for National HIV Testing Day. To learn more about AHF’s Cross Country HIV Testing Tour, visit www.aidshealth.org.
According to the Virginia Department of Health, 1 out of every 370 Virginians is known to be living with HIV. More than 56,000 people get infected in the United States every year and 1 out of every 5 people infected with HIV do not know their status.
For more information about these local events, please call ACCESS AIDS Care at 757-640-0929 or visit our website at www.accessaids.org.