Free HIV Testing for World AIDS Day

Published November 8, 2017

December 1, World AIDS Day, is a day to bring awareness to HIV/AIDS as a worldwide health issue.

Student Health Services and the PRIDE Center are offering free HIV testing to the UB community, as well as activities, crafts, and resources in the Student Union Lobby from 11 a.m. - 2.p.m. 

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that causes HIV infection and can over time lead to the development of the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). This is a condition that promotes the failure of the human immune system and allows for life-threatening pathogens to thrive within the body. In the United States 1.1 million people are living with HIV, and 1 in 7 of them do not know they are infected. Getting tested for HIV is important for one’s personal health, relationships and future. This virus poses a serious health concern issue not only in the United States, but also around the world. 

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