News Release

Thursday, June 22, 2000

National HIV Testing Day Event

The Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) is offering free HIV testing in observance of National HIV Testing Day June 27. The public awareness campaign is designed to promote voluntary participation in HIV testing and counseling services. The City of Houstonís Bureau of HIV/STD Prevention will provide free testing at Sharpstown Mall on June 27.

The City of Houstonís Mobile Unit will be at Sharpstown Mall from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on June 27 providing free testing. Health educators will also be at the event with educational information, incentives and referrals to HIV services. Sharpstown Mall is located at 7500 Bellaire Blvd. in Houston. The Mobile Unit will be parked outside the mall between the south entrance and Lubyís.

The following organizations will be providing free testing on June 27. Everyone is encouraged to come to Sharpstown Mall or to contact one the community based organizations to get testing for HIV on June 27.

Montrose Clinic

215 Westheimer

Houston, TX 77006

713-830-3000

7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

 

Bread of Life at

Daybreak Health Center

2019 Crawford

Houston, TX 77002

713-659-3237

6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 

AVES Inc.

4126 Southwest Fwy

Suite 1310

Houston, TX 77027

713-626-2837

All day testing

 

AAMA

6001 Gulf Fwy B-3

Suite 165

Houston, TX 77023

713-926-4756

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

 

Donald R. Watkins Foundation

1200 Binz, Ste 120

Houston, TX 77004

713-528-1748

Free or low cost testing

 

Over the Hill, Inc.

3402 Dowling

Houston, TX 77004

713-520-9554

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 

Baylor Teen Clinic

1504 Taub Loop

Houston, TX 77030

713-793-3601

Free or low cost testing

 

Career and Recovery at

Villa America

1501 Selinsly

713-754-7000

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.