It’s National Testing Week…and Pennsylvania is the place to get free testing

AR-306249997There are 721 people known to be HIV-positive or diagnosed with AIDS in Northeastern Pennsylvania. For Ken Zula, executive director of Wyoming Valley AIDS Council in Wilkes-Barre, the more alarming number is 6.06 percent. That’s the chunk of the population in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties infected with HIV or AIDS, he says.

The naked truth about how close to home the disease is to our area is perhaps more discomforting when adding that reports 1 in 7 people infected with HIV don’t even know they have the illness. Think about it: thousands of people throughout PA could be walking around with HIV, unaware of their HIV infection, unknowingly passing HIV to other people. Since National HIV Testing Week is June 21-27 in the United States, is encouraging everyone in the state to get tested and know their status. Getting tested is quick and painless…

Enter your zip code to find free testing near you.  

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