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South Central Public Health Holds Free HIV Screening Day

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By Joey Martin

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) In recognition of World Aids Day on December 1st, the South Central Public Health District held a free HIV screening day over on the College of Southern Idaho Campus.

From around noon to 4, students at CSI were able to walk up and take a rapid HIV test which is similar to a pregnancy test.

All the students had to do was fill out a few forms, take a small blood sample from their finger tip and wait 15 minutes for the results.

The Center of Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in five people living with HIV today are unaware that they are HIV positive.

And only HIV testing can confirm your status.

“These rapid test are great. We can get people in, we can know their status right away. These test are fairly accurate, actually really accurate. Within 15 minutes we can tell somebody whether they have been exposed to HIV or not.” Said Public Health Nurse, Logan Hudson.

If you weren't able to make it to CSI for the free test on Wednesday you can always stop by the South Central Public Health Districts Office located on the western side of the CSI campus.

And for more information on HIV testing you can log onto www.phd5.idaho.gov.




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