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National HIV Testing Day June 27th

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WASHINGTON.,--The man we spoke with said he was first diagnosed with HIV in 1990. His career and family plans from that point on seemed crushed. But there is hope. Health officials says contracting HIV is no longer a death sentence.

Which is why the state health department recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested tomorrow. The virus is always active, replicating close to one billion viruses each day. That's why its important to get tested sooner than later.

"Even if your not infected, it's a peace of mind knowing that you can continue with your life and not have to worry about something popping up later on," said one AIDS survivor.

Test locations includes Benton-Franklin Health District's new office:

  •  412 West Clark street in Pasco.
  •  Testing starts at 8:00am
  •  509.547.9737 (phone)

Also, testing is available at all Planned Parenthood centers throughout central Washington. Call their toll-free number below to access test times and locations.

  • 800-230-PLAN(7526) to contact the clinic closest to you
  • Hours vary per center