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Free testing to be offered for HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

Ali Costellow

WKU’s Health Education and Promotion will be offering free HIV and AIDS testing on April 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The testing will be conducted by healthcare providers from Matthew 25 and the Barren River District Health Department in the Health Services Building, Suite 1064.

Upon arrival, students can enter the Health Services Building through the door that faces Peace Ford Tower and the First Year Village.

According to WKU’s website, the event will also help to count towards WellU Credit to move students closer to receiving scholarship money. 

The benefits of testing include reducing the risk of transmitting the virus, alleviating stress and anxiety surrounding not knowing and can allow faster medical treatment if the test is positive. 

The testing will be a short process with the rapid tests showing results within one minute, and the results will remain confidential. 

If students are unsure if they should get tested they can take the HIV Risk Assessment here

Students can sign up for testing on the Health Education and Promotion website

News Reporter Kaylee Hawkins can be reached at [email protected].

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