For Immediate Release: November 29, 2016
Contact: Jessica Good
Media Line: (
714) 834-2178
Email: JGood@ochca.com

 

Free HIV Testing on World AIDS Day

(Santa Ana, CA) – In commemoration of World AIDS Day, the Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA) challenges the community to take the lead in reducing new HIV infections by knowing their status through getting tested at one of the locations offering free HIV testing on Thursday, December 1.

More than 60 million people have been infected with the HIV virus and approximately 30 million people have died of AIDS worldwide. In Orange County, 12,328 people have been diagnosed with HIV, and there are an additional 622 people estimated to be infected, but are unaware. World AIDS Day is a day to reflect and remember those who have lost their lives and those who are living with HIV disease.

Free HIV Testing on Worlds AIDS Day:

  • Offered by the AIDS Services Foundation (ASF) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Golden West College located at 15744 Goldenwest St. in Huntington Beach.
  • Between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at The LGBT Center OC located at1605 N. Spurgeon St. in Santa Ana.
HIV testing is available year-round at these locations:
 
Location Days/Times Phone Number
AIDS Services Foundation (Irvine) Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (949) 809-8775
APAIT (Garden Grove) Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Tuesday and Friday 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. (714) 636-1349
HCA’s 17th St. Clinic (Santa Ana) Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Tuesday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (714) 834-8787
RADAR (Santa Ana) Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (714) 868-5601
The LGBT Center OC (Santa Ana) Tuesday and Thursday 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (714) 953-5428

Make HIV testing part of your routine healthcare. For a list of additional testing sites and information about HIV services in Orange County, call (714) 834-8711 or visit http://ochealthinfo.com/phs/about/dcepi/hiv/sites. For more information on World AIDS Day, visit: https://www.aids.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days/world-aids-day/.

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