Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) officially opened the doors to its new free and confidential HIV testing site with a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 5.
The facilities will be open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Specially trained staff will be able to administer HIV testing using the same technology as the Southern Nevada Health District. The HIV rapid screening tests use a finger prick blood sample with results in less than 20 minutes. No appointment is necessary and anyone over the age of 13 are welcome to get tested.
Operating for over 32 years, AFAN is one of Nevada's largest and oldest HIV/AIDS client services organizations. In addition to testing, AFAN offers assistance to more than 3,000 adults and children affected by HIV/AIDs in Southern Nevada through medical case management, housing and utility assistance, emergency food and transportation vouchers, prevention and education programs and community outreach.
For more information on AFAN, visit their website here.