Free And Fast HIV/AIDS Tests Available Thursday Evening At Howard University

The testing is part of National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

By: Carol Ross Joynt

Free HIV/AIDS testing is available tomorrow at Howard University, with results available in about 20 minutes. The tests are offered by Advocates for Youth in collaboration with Metro TeenAIDS as part of National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The event is open to the public.

Alyson Kuritz, spokesperson for the group, says the rapid tests are produced by OraQuick ADVANCE Rapid HIV Test using oral fluid, fingerstick, or venipuncture whole blood and plasma specimens. In an e-mail, she said anyone who is tested at Howard “will receive their results at the event and can be immediately directed to care or counseling.” The target audience is 13- to 24-year-olds, a vulnerable group.

“Every month, 1,000 young people are infected with HIV,” Kuritz wrote.

The testing is available from 6 to 8 PM. More information is available online.