We know that 1 in 7 people with HIV are completely unaware they have it. We also know that 62 percent of U.S. adults ages 18 and up have never been tested for HIV. Getting a HIV test is free and takes about 20 minutes. Yet, knowing your status is powerful. Should you receive a positive diagnosis, you can quickly get the medical care you need. Plus, you can avoid transmitting the disease to other sexual partners.
During the month of June, Lowcountry AIDS Services is offering additional HIV testing events and promotions around National HIV Testing Day on June 27.
Plus, come into our office for a test in June and you could win big! We are offering $25 gift cards for any African-American gay/bisexual man who comes in for a HIV and syphilis test. In addition, everyone who gets tested in June will be entered into a raffle to win an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S6. And it gets even better, if you refer a friend to LAS for testing and they drop your name, you get an additional raffle entry with no limit on how many referrals you can make.
Additional testing events are:
- June 23: HIV Testing Event at Dudley’s on Ann from 9 p.m. to midnight
- June 27: Testing at Walgreens, 1630 Red Bank Road in Goose Creek from 1-5 p.m.
- June 27: Stop, Drop, & Pop HIV hosted by Charleston Area World AIDS Day: 2 Canal St. in downtown Charleston from 5-8:30 p.m.
- June 28: Testing at Walgreens, 1861 Remount Road in North Charleston from 3-7 p.m.
- June 29: Testing at Walgreens, 907 Folly Road on James Island from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- June 30: SEAL Leather Testing Event at Connections Nightclub, 1377 Ashley River Road from 9 p.m. to midnight
Please stop by any of these special events or come to the LAS office at 3547 Meeting Street Road in North Charleston for your free, confidential HIV test. Testing hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday.
We’re also offering free, rapid HIV and Hepatitis C screenings at participating Walgreens locations across the tri-county area for the remainder of the year. View the complete monthly schedule.
Have questions about the testing process? Visit our FAQs page to get answers to common questions about HIV testing.