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27 June

It’s National HIV Testing Day. Get Tested. It’s Free.

Category: HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, Public Affairs, Public Health

By James Lee, Government Relations Manager

Today health care providers and HIV advocacy groups from across the country highlight the importance of HIV testing and prevention nationwide. On average, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there are nearly 40,000 new HIV transmissions every year, with the highest rates found in the South. In 2015, gay and bisexual men accounted for 67% of new HIV diagnoses, while heterosexual women accounted for 19% of new transmissions. According to the Houston Health Department, one out of every 200 Houstonians is living with HIV.

Prevention is key. Book an appointment or walk in to one of our Legacy clinics and get tested – without judgment. Our testing is quick and free. We’ve extended our testing hours at our Montrose and Fifth Ward clinics:

Montrose

Monday – Wednesday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday 9:30 am ­– 1:30 pm

Fifth Ward

Mon – Fri 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Legacy is committed to ending the HIV epidemic in Houston through public health education, legislative and grassroots advocacy, and coalition building.