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.