Red Ribbon Project to hold free HIV testing in Vail, Eagle
Vail, CO Colorado
AVON, Colorado – On June 29 and June 30, the Red Ribbon Project will hold free HIV testing days
Anyone in the community will be able to be tested confidentially and anonymously.
Of the more than 1 million Americans now estimated to be living with HIV, one quarter do not realize they are infected. As a result, they do not receive the medical care that could help them live longer, fuller lives. And without knowing it, they may also be transmitting HIV to others.
The Centers for Disease Control estimates that the majority of sexually transmitted HIV infections are transmitted by people who are unaware of their infection. HIV can be spread by anyone, but in the U.S., infection rates are particularly high among Latinos, African Americans, and gay and bisexual men. CDC recommends routine HIV screening for all youth and adults, ages 13 to 64.
Red Ribbon Project’s HIV testing will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 29 at Eagle Care Clinic in Edwards and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 30 at Plum TV Studio/Vail Village Transportation Center (one floor above the Colorado Ski Museum).
For more information about HIV/AIDS and the Red Ribbon Project, visit http://www.redribbonproject.org. The testing is sponsored by United Way and First Bank.