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Free HIV Testing in Rockland County

April 7-13 is National Public Health Week.

The Rockland County Department of Health announces free, private and rapid HIV testing (with results within 20 minutes) during National Public Health Week—April 7-13—and throughout the month of April.

Officials said in a press release:

The  only way  to know for sure whether you are infected is to get tested, since you can have HIV and still feel perfectly healthy.  Get tested at one of the following sites (no appointment is needed):  

● Thursday, April 10: Hudson Valley Community Services (ARCS), from 9:30 am ­12:00 pm, 86 Route 59 in Spring Valley, NY 10977  
● Friday, April 11: Jornaleros Project (Day Laborers), from 9:30 am ­12:00 pm, Mount Zion Sanctuary Church in Spring Valley, NY 10977  
● Friday, April 18: Jornaleros Project (Day Laborers)
from 9:30 am ­12:00 pm, Mount Zion Sanctuary Church in Spring Valley, NY 10977  
● Friday,  April  18:  Haverstraw  Center,  from  2:00  pm ­ 5:00  pm, 50 West Broad Street in Haverstraw,  NY 10927  
● Tuesday, April 22: Rockland Community College, from 10:00 am ­ 3:00 pm, 145 College Road in Suffern, NY 10901  
● Wednesday, April 23: Hudson Valley Community Services (ARCS), from 9:30 am ­ 12:00 pm, 86 Route 59 in Spring Valley, NY 10977  
● Friday, April 25: Jornaleros Project (Day Laborers), from 9:30 am ­12:00 pm, Mount Zion Sanctuary Church in Spring Valley, NY 10977  

Call  the  Health  Department  at  845­364­2570  or visit https://rocklandgov.com/departments/health/programs­and­services/adults/hiv­aids­services/  for  more information or to find out about other places in Rockland where you  can get  tested  for  HIV, in April and throughout the  year.

You can also call the toll-­free New York State Department  of  Health AIDS hotline at 1­800­541­AIDS to schedule a free HIV test.   

“During National Public Health Week, I want to  call attention to the valuable work our Health Department staff is doing in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Rockland County, and to the comprehensive services offered to those  living with HIV/AIDS. I’m proud of their dedication and commitment to public health and to our residents,” said Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, Rockland County Commissioner of Health. 
Mary Cala April 07, 2014 at 11:49 PM
Due to the rise cases of HIV number, more awareness of HIV/AIDS is needed. One of my doctor friends who works on a largest online HIV dating site hivlover.com said more than 300 new users join in this site everyday. But not all types of STDs increased. Rates of syphilis, AIDS and HIV all decreased slightly. But more reports of gonorrhea and chlamydia were recorded by the Health Department.

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