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Planned Parenthood offering free HIV tests at Alaska centers

Alaska Dispatch

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest plans to provide free HIV testing at all of its Alaska Health Centers beginning Dec. 10 through the 14, according to a press release.

Planned Parenthood's free HIV testing days are supported by the "Someone You Know" fund a contribution system supported by private donations. The Someone You Know fund was established to provide support though preventive health services to to low-income and uninsured people in need of reproductive health care.

According to Planned Parenthood, the United States Preventative Services Task Force recommends that all Americans between the age of 15 and 65 be tested for HIV/AIDS routinely, regardless of risk level.

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, a branch of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, is a non-profit health care provider which operates health centers in Alaska, Southern Idaho and Western Washington and provides public reproductive health care, services, sex education and information to women, men and youths. It has health centers in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Sitka, Soldotna and Juneau.

Read more or call 1-800-230-7526 to locate a center near you.