What: Free HIV Testing; When: Tuesday, November 30th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Where: UVA Main Hospital, Dining Conference Rooms
What: Protect yourself and others – get tested! An estimated 1.2 million Americans are living with HIV, and yet one out of five don’t know it. In recognition of World AIDS Day 2010, the UVA Health System is offering free HIV testing and results within just 20 minutes. Healthcare representatives also will be on hand to discuss prevention, protection and to answer questions.
Testing is quick and highly accurate. Those being screened will be given the ELISA test, a blood test commonly used to detect HIV infection. Of patients who have been infected with HIV, 95 percent will have a positive test within three months of infection and 99 percent will have a positive test within six months of infection.
When: Tuesday, November 30th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: UVA Main Hospital, Dining Conference Rooms
About HIV/AIDS Services at the UVA Health System:
The Infectious Diseases Clinic at the UVA Health System cares for 350 to 400 HIV-infected patients each year. It also provides support to satellite clinics that care for an additional 150 patients. Clinical research conducted at the Clinic includes participation in antiretroviral protocols, protocols of the NIH Mycoses Study Group, and evaluation of therapies for opportunistic infections. The clinic also houses the AIDS Resource and Consultation Center, which serves a large segment of Virginia by providing workshops, lectures, HIV testing and counseling courses.
Free Testing is sponsored by UVA Ryan White Program, Charlottesville AIDS Services Group and Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department.