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Free HIV testing available Friday

June 25, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- The Sindecuse Health Center at Western Michigan University will offer free anonymous HIV counseling and testing to all WMU students, faculty and staff on Friday, June 27.

The free service, which normally costs $5, is in conjunction with the ninth National HIV Testing Day sponsored by the National Association of People with AIDS. Anyone who has had unprotected sex or shared needles should consider testing.

The day's theme, "Take the Test, Take Control," encourages people to learn about their HIV status so they may obtain appropriate care and treatment. Sindecuse offers the OraSure oral mucosal transudate test, an alternative to the standard blood test. Only those being tested learn the results.
To schedule an appointment or learn more about HIV counseling or testing, call 387-4HIV (387-4448).

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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