Saturday, August 28, 2010

Mobile Health Services to Offer Free HIV Testing

Mobile health services offered at 15 county sites and at two special events in September
In September, the Sarasota County Health Department's Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit staff will provide its regular health services at 15 sites around the county and will participate in two special events. 
 
The special events are free HIV testing as part of the National Aging and HIV Awareness Day and National Gay Men's HIV-AIDS Awareness Day public health campaigns. 
 
To encourage testing in adults over 50 years old, free HIV testing will be available from 9:30 a.m.-noon on Friday, Sept. 17, at the Senior Friendship Center, 2350 Scenic Drive, Venice. 
 
Free HIV testing also will be available during the presentation of the play "Return to the Mineshaft" at the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre, 25 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota. That event, scheduled from 6-9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26, is part of the National Gay Men's HIV-AIDS Awareness Day campaign. (MORE)

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