Free HIV/AIDS testing in D.C. area Thursday

In observation of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Thursday, there will be some free HIV testing around the D.C. area.

Whitman-Walker Health is offering free testing at four local sites.

Testing will be available through their mobile testing unit at the:
Anacostia Metro station from 12:00-3:00 pm
Bachelors Mill, 1104 8th St., SE, 10:00 pm to 12:30 am.

Whitman-Walker will also offer a full schedule of free HIV testing at both facilities on Thursday, Feb. 7:
• 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center, 1701 14th St., NW.
• 9:00 am-4:30pm, Max Robinson Center, 2301 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE.
No appointment is needed for HIV testing at Whitman-Walker.

"Every day in the District of Columbia should be Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day," said Don Blanchon, executive director of Whitman-Walker.

"Three out of every four people with HIV or AIDS in DC are Black. One in three Black gay or bisexual men in DC has HIV. At Whitman-Walker, a large number of our new HIV diagnoses are among young, gay Black men."

Whitman-Walker Health is a non-profit community health center located in Washington, DC.