A local nonprofit is making sure Arizonians have access to HIV testing by offering it for free at nine locations across the Valley Wednesday.
Aunt Rita’s Foundation, a local organization, is part of the City of Phoenix Fast Track Cities Initiative which aims to eradicate HIV in Phoenix and globally by 2030, a foundation spokesperson said.
To kick off the event, former mayor Greg Stanton and councilwoman Laura Pastor were at the Walgreens near 24th Street and Indian School Road Wednesday to encourage people to get tested.
Based on 2016 data, the five zip codes in Phoenix with the highest HIV rates include:
The locations offering free HIV testing include:
- Walgreens, 4111 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016 (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
- Walgreens, 1825 W. Bethany Home Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85015 (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
- Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS, 1101 N. Central Ave., Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85004 (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
- Native Health, 4041 N. Central Ave., Building C, Phoenix, AZ 85012 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
- Terros Health, 333 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85012 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
- Ebony House, 39 E. Jackson St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
- Planned Parenthood of Arizona, Tempe Health Center, 1837 E. Baseline Road, Tempe, AZ 85283: (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
- Planned Parenthood of Arizona, Maryvale Health Center, 4616 N 51st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85031(9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
- Planned Parenthood of Arizona, Central Health Center, 4751 N 15th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014 (noon to 7 p.m.)