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Sedgwick County Offers Free HIV Testing For World AIDS Day

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Free conventional HIV tests are available Friday at the Sedgwick County Division of Health.

Sedgwick County is offering free HIV testing on Friday for World AIDS Day.

Conventional testing will be available at the county Division of Health on West Central from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Walk-ins and appointments will be accepted.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports that in 2016, there were more than 3100 people in Kansas, and about 800 in Sedgwick County, living with HIV. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates about 15 percent of Americans who are living with the virus don’t know they are infected.

The CDC recommends that anyone who is sexually active, shares needles or comes into contact with blood should get tested regularly.

World AIDS Day is an annual opportunity for people to join the fight against HIV, show support for people living with the virus, and remember those who have died.


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Nadya Faulx is KMUW's Digital News Editor and Reporter, which means she splits her time between working on-air and working online, managing news on KMUW.org, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. She joined KMUW in 2015 after working for a newspaper in western North Dakota. Before that she was a diversity intern at NPR in Washington, D.C.