Project VIDA, Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS, a leading national public information response to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic, are teaming up to offer free HIV testing and counseling about prevention strategies, including Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), as part of a National HIV Testing Day effort in Chicago and Cicero.
Testing will be available at the following Walgreens stores on June 27, 28 and 29 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on all three days.
Rapid HIV testing provided by Project VIDA at the following Walgreens stores…
Belmont Central Neighborhood on Chicago’s North Side
5600 W. Fullerton Ave. (W. Fullerton Ave. and N. Central Ave.)
Marquette Park Neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side
6315 S. Kedzie Ave. (W. 63rd St. and S. Kedzie Ave.)
5932 W. Cermak Rd. (W. Cermak Rd. and S. Austin Blvd.)
For a complete list of participating Walgreens locations and supporting partners, as well as additional information about HIV testing, including year-round testing sites, visit www.greaterthan.org/walgreens.
At all participating Walgreens locations, testing partners will provide informational guides about the benefits of early treatment and PrEP. More than 150,000 copies of the Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS-produced ‘I Got Tested: What’s Next’ guides, which are available in both English and Spanish, have been distributed since 2015. More information about PrEP is available at http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/prep.html.
Project VIDA will provide trained counselors to conduct the testing and will provide results on-site within minutes.
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