Media Release

World AIDS Day

Monday, November 30, 2009 4:25 PM

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


ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - November 30th through December 4th, 2009 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Alachua County Health Department will be observing World AIDS Day.  The theme for this year is "Universal Access and Human Rights: Care and Support-Access for All".  In support of this important public health initiative, the Alachua County Health Department, located at 224 SE 24th Street, Gainesville, will be providing free and confidential HIV counseling and testing. The free test utilizes 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. 


General media inquiries should be directed to Bobby Davis at 352-334-7964.


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


  • 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).