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As part of World AIDS Day, UTSA Student Health Services offers free testing

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World AIDS Day is Dec. 1

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(Nov. 29, 2012) -- World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, centers on raising awareness, remembering those who have died of HIV/AIDS-related issues and celebrating victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services. Since its inception in 1988 by the World Health Organization, World AIDS Day has become one of the most recognized international health days and is observed in more than 190 countries around the globe.

>> In observance of World AIDS Day, UTSA Student Health Services will offer free oral HIV rapid testing Friday, Dec. 7 to the first 20 UTSA students who schedule an appointment for a test. For an appointment, call 210-458-6829.

UTSA Student Health Services offers HIV testing throughout the year via a blood test, which costs $25. To schedule an appointment or to speak to a clinic staff member, call 210-458-4142.

UTSA Student Health Services is a member of the San Antonio World AIDS Day Collaborative, a group of community organizations that aim to coordinate programming around the city in observance of World AIDS Day.

>> To learn about events in San Antonio during AIDS Awareness Week, Nov. 23- Dec. 1, and World AIDS Day, visit the San Antonio AIDS Week website or the San Antonio World AIDS Day Collaborative page on Facebook.

 

 

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