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Community Access Services is offering offer free and confidential HIV testing during the month of February, which is Black History Month. Sunday, February 7, 2021, is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Kimberly Brown, the Executive Director of Community Access Services said, in a press release I received, that it's important that Buffalonians get tested for HIV and to know their status,

“We know that HIV often doesn’t have any symptoms, so the only way to find out if you have HIV is to get tested. We also know that the highest proportion of new HIV diagnoses and people living with HIV are Black individuals. It’s important to know your HIV status, and we’re making it even easier, by offering free and confidential services, so we can test as many community members as we can in order to help end the HIV epidemic.”

Free and confidential HIV testing is available at Community Access Services, which is located at 3297 Bailey Avenue in Buffalo. If you would like to get a free test, appointments can be set up by calling (716) 852-5969. Appointments are available Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, during the month of February 2021. If you get a test, you will be entered to win raffles and gift baskets from Community Access Services.

Community Access Services is a not-for-profit organization committed to addressing the epidemic of HIV and other diseases that challenge the health and welfare of urban communities in Buffalo and Erie County. We do so by assuring the availability of comprehensive care services, including prevention education and treatment. ~ Community Access Services

 

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