The Southern Nevada Health District is offering free testing on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Tuesday.
This year’s theme is “I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper, Fight HIV/AIDS.”
On Tuesday, the Southern Nevada Health District’s Sexual Health Clinic will offer free rapid, HIV testing at its clinic at 280 S. Decatur Blvd. from 8 a.m.-noon, and free rapid HIV screenings from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. will be available at The Center, 401 S. Maryland Pkwy.
The following community partners will also offer free HIV testing on Saturday:
· Las Vegas Urban League and AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) at William Pearson Community Center, 1625 W. Carey Ave., North Las Vegas, noon-3 p.m.
· Southern Nevada HIV Consortium and AHF Mobile Testing Unit will be at Mingo’s Kitchen and Lounge, 1017 S. 1st St., Las Vegas, 5-9 p.m.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that African-Americans accounted for approximately 45 percent of new HIV infections in 2015.
In Clark County, 27 percent of newly diagnosed HIV cases and 31 percent of newly diagnosed AIDS cases occurred among African-Americans.
For additional testing information and clinics, visit www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/sexual-health-clinic/calendar.php or call (702) 759-0702.