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The Second National HIV Testing Day being Recognized in The Pas and Area

The Second National HIV Testing Day will be Recognized in The Pas and Area.

 

The town of The Pas and communities across Canada will take part in National HIV Testing Day Thursday.  The goal of the day is to effectively target groups disproportionately affected by the virus. 

 

HIV rates are rising in Canada according to the Public Health Agency of Canada’s HIV Surveillance Report that notes there has been a 17.1 percent increase in the number of new HIV infections between 2014 and 17.  The theme for this year’s testing day is Know Your Status and the event is about normalizing HIV testing. 

 

On Thursday at the Primary Health Care Centre on Cook Avenue HIV tests will be administered giving results in under a minute.  People can get tested between 10 AM and 3PM on Thursday. For More Information call 204-623-9650

 

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