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Encouraging testing on National HIV Testing Day

“HIV Testing is Self-Care”.

That’s the theme for National HIV Testing Day on Monday, June 27. 

In collaboration with the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit, the AIDS Committee of North Bay & Area is hosting an HIV point of care testing clinic at their 147 McIntyre Street West (Unit 102) location. 

The day is all about emphasizing and encouraging HIV testing. 

“The topic of self-care has been particularly prominent during the COVID-19 pandemic as the need for individual and community actions to protect and promote physical and mental health have been so critical,” states a release. “HIV testing is an act of self-care, and knowledge of status is the gateway to engaging in prevention or treatment services that enable individuals, regardless of their status, to live a long and healthy life.”

Monday’s HIV point of care testing clinic runs from 1 pm to 3 pm. 

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