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Linn Co. offers free HIV testing

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The Linn County Public Health department is providing free HIV tests in recognition of World AIDS Day. According the Centers for Disease Control, one in seven people living with HIV don't know it.

The CDC says nearly half of new HIV infections are transmitted by people that do not know their status.

Tests will be available between Dec. 1-5. Outside of that time period, free tests will also be available to those who qualify. Otherwise, tests are $20.

All HIV and STI testing is confidential.

World AIDS Day is December 1. Events run through the week.

Testing is available Monday through Friday from 8-4. The Health Dept. is located at 501 13th St. NW in Cedar Rapids. For more information, call LCPH 319-892-6093.

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