World AIDS day: Free HIV testing locations

Posted at 11:47 AM, Dec 01, 2015

December 1 is World AIDS Day, which is focused on raising awareness about the disease, support for those living with it, and remembering those who've died from it.

As part of that awareness, there are several spots around the Valley that are offering free HIV testing.


  • Walgreens, 1825 W. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix
  • Walgreens, Central and Osborn, Phoenix
  • Walgreens, 2024 W. Main Street, Mesa
  • Southwest Center for HIV, 1101 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix
  • Don Cassano Community Room, 200 E. Fifth Street, Tempe

COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR (Dec. 1, 4 - 7 p.m.)

  • Terros Clinic, 27th Avenue Clinic, 3864 N. 27th Avenue, Phoenix
  • Terros Clinic, 6153 W. Olive Avenue, Glendale (Dec. 4, 3 - 6 p.m.)

CANDLELIGHT VIGIL (Dec. 1, 6 - 8 p.m.)

  • Phoenix Pride LGBT Center, 801 N. 2nd Avenue, Phoenix
  • Walk will end at The Parsons Center for Health and Wellness, 1101 N. Central Avenue.

RED BRUNCH BENEFIT (Dec. 5, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

  • The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, 6902 E. Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale
    Admission: $100 per person.

A large quilt with separate panels each representing someone who has died from AIDS has made its way to the Valley. Aunt Rita's Foundation has sponsored 15 panels which will be added to the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Two panels being added honor Randy Schrock, co-founder of the original Aunt Rita's Foundation, and Randy Gorbette, co-founder of Phoenix Shanti Group.

The Foundation will be accepting panels until Jan. 12, 2016 if anyone would like to make one.

The panels can be viewed at The Parsons Center for Health and Wellness, 1101 N. Central Avenue, on Dec. 1 from 7-9 p.m; Dec. 2, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Visit for more information.