HIV testing set for this week

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By Carlos Ferrand

Peer Educators will sponsor free HIV testing 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday and Friday in Room 101 of the nursing complex.

Hope Action Care, a nonprofit community-based organization, will provide test materials and administer the actual test. The test, conducted in private, is an oral swab called OraQuick and requires no needles.

Results are available in 15 minutes.

Along with testing, Hope Action Care will provide information on HIV prevention.

“Anybody who is sexually active should get tested,” Peer Educator Mariana Solis said.

Hope Action Care, 132 W. Grayson St., provides health education, promotion and support services to people who have disabilities, are low-income or are homeless, according to the website at www.

For more information, call Peer Educators at 210-486-1448.


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