Media Release

National HIV Testing Day

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 1:00 AM

May 20, 2009

4:15 p.m.

This release sent at the request of the Alachua County Health Department

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - On Monday June 22, 2009, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Alachua County Health Department will be observing "National HIV Testing Day."  This year’s theme is "Take the Test, Take Control.  In support of this important public health initiative, the Alachua County Health Department (224 SE 24th Street, Gainesville) will be providing free HIV/STD testing in addition to offering free and confidential HIV counseling. The free tests utilize the OraQuick Advance finger stick test and citizens will only have to wait 20 minutes for their HIV results. 

Please call 352-334-7960 to schedule a free and confidential HIV OraQuick test.  Other Sexually Transmitted Disease information and screening will also be available.

For more information, click here.

The goal of the Alachua County Health Department is to promote, protect, maintain and improve the health and safety of all citizens and visitors.

If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office at (352) 374-5275 or (352) 374-5284 TDD.



  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).