For Immediate Release

December 1st is World AIDS Day

About 150,000 in the U.S. are HIV Positive and Don’t Know It

November 16, 2017

            World AIDS Day is a time for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with the virus, and remember those who have died.

            There are about 36.7 million people living with HIV/AIDS globally. Each year, more than 1 million people die from AIDS-related causes and 2.1 million people become newly infected by HIV. About two-thirds of new HIV infections worldwide occur in sub-Saharan Africa. In the United States 39,513 people were diagnosed with HIV infection in 2015. More than 1.2 million people are living with HIV and about 1 in 8 do not know it. According to CDC, gay and bisexual men have the highest rates of infection.

            This year’s theme is “Let’s End It”:

·         End the epidemic, by ensuring constant political support.

·         End the ignorance, by ensuring every child in school is taught about HIV and safer sex.

·         End stigma and unequal treatment, to ensure support is given to all people
with HIV.

·         End the link between HIV and poverty, by tackling its cause.
(Worldaidsday.org, 2016)

            The HIV/AIDS Prevention Committee of Region 7 (Butler, Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Warren County) is working hard to “End It”, by offering case management, linkage to care, HIV testing, education, counseling, and referral services. They are asking that you learn about HIV, GET TESTED, and show your support for people living with HIV by wearing a red ribbon on December 1st. While there is no cure for HIV, special drugs can control the virus so people can enjoy a healthy life.

 

Special World AIDS Day Events

Friday, December 1st / 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Free HIV testing with gift card on the Public Health Mobile Unit
Location: Theze Dealz Thrifty Boutique - 3491 W. Siebenthaler Dr., Dayton 45406   

Friday, December 1st/ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch & Learn – Learn the basics about HIV, how it is transmitted and how to reduce your risk of
becoming infected.
Location: Dr. Charles R. Drew Health Center (Room 800) – 1323 W. Third St., Dayton 45402

Testing Sites

Testing Hours

Equitas Health

15 W. Fourth Street, Suite 200
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 461-2437

Regular Testing Hours

Monday: 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Thursday: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

 

Butler County Health Department

301 S. Third Street
Hamilton, OH 45011
(513) 863-1770

Regular Hours

Second Tuesday of each month
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Miami County Public Health Department
Reproductive Health Clinic

510 W. Water Street
Troy, OH 45373
(937) 573-3520

Walk-ins every Thursday

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Middletown Health Department

1 Donham Plaza
Middletown, OH 45042
(513) 425-1818

Regular Hours

Mondays from 1:00-3:00pm

Preble County General Health District
Reproductive Health Clinic

615 Hillcrest Drive
Eaton, OH 45320
(937) 472-0087

Regular Hours

By appointment
Every Tuesday 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2nd Tuesday of the month
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County

Public Health Clinic

117 S. Main Street, Dayton, OH 45422
(937) 225-4550

 

 

Public Health Outreach Office

201 Riverside Drive, Suite 1-C
Dayton, OH 45405
(937) 496-7133

 

Dr. Charles R, Drew Health Center

1323 W. Third Street, Room # 608
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 225-4023

 

Regular Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
(By appointment only)
Closed 11:30 am - 12:30 pm daily

 

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

 

 

 

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

 

 

Warren County Health Department

STD Clinic
416 South East Street
Lebanon, OH 45036
(513) 695-1229

Regular Hours

(By appointment)
Thursday 7:30 am – 9:00 am

 

 

            For more testing sites near you, call 800-CDC-INFO (232-4636), visit http://hivtest.cdc.gov, or text your ZIP code to KNOW IT (566948)

 

                                                                       

 

 

 

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