Bay Co. DOH Offers Rapid Screenings On Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

SPRINGFIELD, Fla. - The Department of Health in Bay County offered free rapid screenings in observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Wednesday.

Staff tested patients for HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C on their mobile medical unit outside the Goodwill Outlet Store in Springfield.

Patients received their status in twenty minutes.

Early Prevention Consultant Robert Wilson says there's always an opportunity for anyone to get tested.

"I believe that these awareness days - while they're great - I believe that any day should be a day to get tested for any community, black, white. If you're a human being you're susceptible to disease. If you don't know better, than you should know better. If you don't know your status then you should," said Wilson.

Free tests are offered every Tuesday from 7:30 a.m to 7 p.m at the Department of Health on 597 West 11th Street.

Walk-ins are welcome.

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