Chicago HIV/AIDS documentary premiers on West Side
The Chicago Department of Public Health premiered its HIV/AIDS documentary at Malcom X. College last week, on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
On June 27, Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS are offering free, confidential HIV testing and counseling in three Walgreens Austin locations. No appointment is needed, and results will be available immediately on site.
Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS have partnered with community groups to provide testing and counseling from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 27 at 22 Chicago Walgreens locations, including six in the Austin area.
West Side residents can take action to protect their friends, family and neighbors from this sweeping problem that’s more deadly than gun violence and motor accidents.
It’s not too late to register for Sunday’s event at Grant Park.
Rapid test available June 5 at the Central Avenue and Lake Street Green line CTA stop.
The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. is sponsoring the free event, which will take place from 9 to noon Saturday at Loretto Hospital.
West Siders can check their status the first and third Friday of the month; the next event will be Sept. 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Austin Wellness Center.
The Austin Planned Parenthood office, at 5937 W. Chicago Ave., is offering free testing.
Last week’s event brought residents and experts together to discuss treatments and intervention methods they hope could save lives.