FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN ESCAMBIA COUNTY TO OFFER FREE HIV RAPID TESTING THIS THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2021
June 28, 2021
Pensacola, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) will offer free HIV rapid testing this Thursday, July 1, 2021 at FDOH-Escambia’s Fairfield location. Open to the public, no appointment needed. Details are listed below:
What: Free HIV Rapid Testing
Who: Open to the public, no appointment needed
When: Thursday, July 1, 2021 between 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: FDOH-Escambia, 1295 W Fairfield Dr, Pensacola, FL
How: The rapid HIV test gives highly accurate results in as little as 15 minutes. All testing is confidential and conducted in a private clinic setting.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of their routine health care. People at higher risk should get tested more often.
People who get tested and learn they do not have HIV can make decisions about sex, drug use, and health care that can protect them from HIV. For people at risk for HIV, taking HIV medicine called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly effective for preventing HIV. Staff will be available to discuss PrEP for the prevention of HIV infection.
For more information about HIV/AIDS resources, contact David Chmiel, HIV/AIDS Program PrEP Navigator at 850-595-6345 or visit EscambiaHealth.com.
About the Florida Department of Health
The Florida Department of Health, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.