County Recognizes World AIDS Day with Free HIV Testing

White ribbon with the words World AIDS Say on a red background

Every year on Dec. 1, we commemorate World AIDS Day. This annual recognition serves as a reminder of the global struggle to end HIV-related stigma. It’s also an opportunity to honor and remember those we’ve lost and to continue the work toward a day when HIV is no longer a public health threat. 

“Recognizing this day is important to our community and we all have a role to play in continuing the work to educate and support our residents, especially those who are the most vulnerable,” said Matthew Jenkins, Mecklenburg County Public Health HIV/STD director. “There have been so many advances in treatment as well as testing, and we want to make sure our residents are aware of all the services Public Health and our partners have available. Routine HIV testing is the most important thing we can all do to help in the fight against the HIV/AIDs epidemic.”

This is the 35th year of World AIDS Day and this year’s theme is “World AIDS Day 35: Remember and Commit.” In support of World AIDS Day, Mecklenburg County Public Health will offer free onsite testing for AIDS/HIV at two locations.

Thursday, Nov. 30 and Friday, Dec. 1

Ella B. Scarborough Community Resource Center - 430 Stitt Rd, Charlotte NC 28213

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 1

Valerie C. Woodard Community Resource Center - 3205 Freedom Road, Entrance A – Suite 1000, Charlotte, NC 28208

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For more information call 704-432-TEST (8378)