IU Cultural Centers to provide monthly free HIV testing event

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (IUSTV News) – IU’s Cultural Centers are teaming up with Positive Link to provide free HIV testing events each month beginning Wednesday.

The testing dates will occur one Wednesday each month from 5 to 7 p.m. at the following IU cultural centers:

  • September 27: LGBTQ+ Culture Center
  • October 18: La Casa/Latino Cultural Center
  • November 8: First Nations Educational & Cultural Center
  • February 7: Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center
  • March 6: Jewish Culture Center
  • April 10: Asian Culture Center

An HIV test is done by pricking the finger for a blood sample. Results are available in about a half hour.

Aside from the listed testing event dates, free HIV testing is available every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the LGBTQ+ Culture Center.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.3 million new people were infected with HIV globally last year.