June 15, 2017

Nashville CARES offering free HIV tests today

The Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health is partnering with Nashville CARES to provide free HIV tests at Vanderbilt University Medical Center from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 15. The event will take place in the North Lobby of Light Hall. Anyone is welcome to participate.

Testing is conducted with a simple oral swab with results given in approximately 20 minutes.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested at least once as part of routine health care.

Nashville CARES is the HIV/AIDS resource agency in Nahsville, offering services annually to more than 55,000 Middle Tennesseans infected and affected by the virus, including HIV prevention education to more than 35,000 youth and adults; almost 16,000 confidential HIV tests; and essential support services to 3,000 men, women, and children living with the disease.

For more information about the HIV testing event, contact Del Ray Zimmerman, Manager, Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health at del.r.zimmerman@vanderbilt.edu or 615-936-3879.