Free Confidential HIV Testing at AIDS Service Center

Monday, May 12, 2014 | 8:59 pm

HIV Testing Flyer (2)In its continued efforts to reduce HIV transmission, AIDS Service Center (ASC) now offers free confidential HIV testing every first and third Thursday of the month from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 15th is the start date.

The INSTI Rapid HIV Antibody Test will be administered by AltaMed at ASC. Test results will be available in as little as sixty seconds.

This year is the 33rd anniversary of the HIV epidemic and much progress has been made in the fight against the virus. However, Los Angeles County remains the second largest epicenter of HIV/AIDS in the United States. Over half of new HIV infections in the County are transmitted by those who are living with the virus and unaware of their positive status. Therefore, it is important for people to get tested and know their HIV status. Being diagnosed and connected to care early help to ensure the best health outcomes.

Know your status. Get tested.

AIDS Service Center (ASC) is a community-based non-profit organization and has been serving those affected by HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County since 1987. ASC was created from a need in the community. Our humble beginnings as an answering machine in the basement under the stairwell of All Saints Church was in response to the community’s need to seek answers to an illness that was affecting young men and others. The organization grew over the years, continuing to develop ground-breaking models for the care of this ever changing disease. ASC was one of the first organizations in the United States to develop a Family & Pediatrics Case Management program in 1991. Currently, ASC focuses on providing housing assistance to people in need who are living with HIV; basic needs assistance, such as providing household items; HIV/AIDS prevention, education, and outreach; educational scholarships for advanced learning; and other HIV/AIDS-related services. All of the services and programs ASC offers are free of charge.

Visit www.aidsservicecenter.org for more information about ASC.

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