MGLCC Expands HIV Testing

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The Memphis Gay & Lesbian Community Center is now offering free HIV testing two days per week, thanks to a grant from the Mid-South AIDS Fund.

Previously, testing was only available at the center on Wednesdays, but they began offering the tests on Mondays beginning this week. Testing is open from 6 to 9 p.m. on both days and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Results are available in 20 minutes.

According to Martavius Hampton, HIV Services Manager at MGLCC, “Since January, the official month that our very first HIV grant and testing program was put in effect, MGLCC has administered more than 80 HIV tests. We can see from the demographic results that we are successfully reaching those at risk populations most affected by HIV, which is one of the primary goals of our HIV testing program.”

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