National HIV Testing Day

testinglogoThursday, June 27th is National HIV Testing Day. To mark the occasion, Local AIDS Service organizations will be teaming up with area Walgreens across the metro area to offer free HIV Testing & Counseling.

Free HIV tests will be available on June 27-28 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and June 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at select Walgreens. A few stores will have different testing hours, so be sure to visit for a confirmed list of stores and testing hours.

The CDC recommends all Americans be tested for HIV as part of routine health care. More frequent testing is recommended for those at higher risk, including gay and bisexual men for which testing is suggested every 3 to 6 months or with a new partner. HIV testing is also recommended for all pregnant women as a routine part of prenatal care.

To find a Walgreens testing location near you, visit

NO/AIDS Task Force will be conducting HIV testing & counseling at the following Walgreens locations:

  • 1826 N. Broad St.  (Corner of N. Broad & St. Bernard)
    Testing Dates/Times: 6/27/2013 & 6/28/2013 (3PM-7PM);6/29/2013 (9AM-2PM)
  • 2418 S. Carrollton Ave. (Corner of Carrollton & Claiborne)

    Testing Dates/Times: 6/27/2013 & 6/28/2013 (3PM-7PM);6/29/2013 (9AM-2PM)

Additional New Orleans area Walgreens testing locations are listed below:

  • 4001 Canal St.

    Testing Dates/Times: 6/27/2013 & 6/28/2013 (3PM-7PM);6/29/2013 (9AM-2PM)
  • 4550 General Meyer Ave.
    Testing Dates/Times: 6/27/2013 & 6/28/2013 (3PM-7PM);6/29/2013 (9AM-2PM)
  • 3216 Gentilly Blvd.

    Testing Dates/Times: 6/27/2013 & 6/28/2013 (3PM-7PM);6/29/2013 (9AM-2PM)

To learn more about National HIV testing Day and some sobering local HIV statistics, check out the video below.

To learn more about HIV testing, visit our testing page or check out the video with our Counseling & Testing Manager, Joey Olsen from FOX 8 News:

Fox 8 News


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