Quantcast

Lowcountry AIDS Services offers free HIV testing throughout Char - Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports

Lowcountry AIDS Services offers free HIV testing throughout Charleston

Source: Pixabay Source: Pixabay
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Lowcountry AIDS Services is providing free HIV testing in the community as part of the "Doing It" campaign for National HIV Testing Day.

A spokesperson for Lowcountry AIDS Services said the agency recorded a much higher number of positive HIV tests, mostly among people under the age of 30.

There will be four different dates on which people can get tested:

  • June 23 – Walgreens on Rivers Avenue and Ashley Phosphate from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m., or at Dudley’s on Ann Street from 9 p.m. until 12 a.m.
  • June 24 – Walgreens on Rivers Avenue and Ashley Phosphate from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.
  • June 25 – Walgreens on Rivers Avenue and Ashley Phosphate from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
  • June 27 – Trident Technical College at the 410 building in room 212 on Main Campus from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The Lowcountry AIDS Services is asking people to show their support by joining the national campaign. You can join the national campaign by posting “I’m #DoingIt Testing for HIV” to your social media accounts.

For more information on these events, contact Lowcountry AIDS Services at (843) 747-2273 or go by their office located at 3547 Meeting Street Rd. in North Charleston. 

HIV stands for the human immunodeficiency virus, a virus that attacks the body's immune system to the point that it is no longer able to defend itself from infections and diseases, according to the CDC.

Copyright 2016 WCSC. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly