More than 22,000 Virginians were living with HIV/AIDS in 2009, and an estimated 4,500 Virginians do not know they have HIV. Black residents are 9 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS than whites, and black women account for 77 percent of all women living with HIV/AIDS, according to the Virginia Department of Health.The health department recommends that anyone who is sexually active and/or engaged in injection drug use should be tested for HIV. Men who have sex with men and have
multiple or anonymous partners should be screened every 3-6 months.
Here are some places to get tested on June 27. Tests are free and results are available in 20 minutes.
The Hampton Health Department, 3130 Victoria Blvd., Hampton, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact: Karen Council, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Carolyn Cobb, email@example.com. Phone: 727-1172, ext. 21740.
ACCESS AIDS Care will also stop at these communities in Isle of Wight County and Suffolk sometime between 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
-Clyde's Dale Mobile Community, 100 Clyde's Lane, Windsor
-Twin Ponds Mobile Community, 10403 Twin Ponds Dr., Windsor
-Cypress Manor Apartments, Suffolk, in the cul-de-sac of Davis Boulevard.
Contact: Irma Hinkle,firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 757-640-092, website: www.accessaids.org