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Sedgwick County To Offer Free HIV Testing On World AIDS Day

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The Sedgwick County Health Department will be offering free conventional HIV testing for World AIDS Day.

The screenings will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 1 to 5 p.m.

World AIDS day is an opportunity to unite in fighting HIV, to support those who are living with HIV, and to memorialize those who have died from HIV/AIDS.

The testings will take place at the Sedgwick County Health Department office located at 2716 W. Central. Participants can walk in or call 316-660-7300 to set up an appointment.

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Dr. Donna Sweet in her office.

On Thursday, the KU School of Medicine-Wichita will also hold a World AIDS Day event at the Garvey Center. The gathering will include information, testimonies, food, music and an update from Dr. Donna Sweet, who has spent a career fighting the HIV and AIDS.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says that there are 3,096 people in Kansas living with HIV, 796 of whom live in Sedgwick County.

The event will take place at the Garvey Kiva located at 250 W. Douglas.

For more information about the KU School of Medicine-Wichita event, call 316-293-3595.

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Aileen LeBlanc is news director at KMUW. Follow her on Twitter @Aileen_LeBlanc.

 
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