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So. Utah HIV Testing

The Tri-State HIV/AIDS Task Force will offer free HIV testing to residents of Southern Utah and parts of Arizona and Nevada Jan. 9 from 10 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. at the Doctors Free Clinic, 1036 E. Riverside Dr., St. George. Free testing as held at the clinic during these times on the second Saturday of each month.

Utah AIDS Foundation HIV Testing

The Utah AIDS Foundation offers weekly low-cost, confidential testing for HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea and hepatitis C. HIV tests are administered by oral swab with results ready in 20 minutes. Results for other STI tests are available within one to two weeks and can be given over the phone or in person.
When: Mondays 5–7 p.m. walk-ins and Thursdays 10 a.m.–1:30 by appointment.
Where: UAF test site, 1408 S. 1100 E.
Cost: $15 per HIV and rectal chlamydia/gonorrhea test, $5 for syphilis test, $25 for hepatitis C test. The test for genital chlamydia/gonorrhea is free.
Info: 801-487-2323

QUAC Holiday and Awards Party

The Queer Utah Aquatic Club will hold a party in honor of the club’s accomplishments in 2009 at Club Jam. The event will be a potluck dinner and awards ceremony and attendees are asked to bring a food item to share (QUAC will provide plates and utensils). The club will provide beer and non-alcoholic drinks. QUAC will also provide information about membership renewals, the upcoming Ski-n-Swim 2010 and the Gay Games in Cologne, Germany. This is an event for people 21 and over.
When: Jan. 9, 7–8 p.m. (dinner), 8:30 p.m. (awards ceremony)
Where: Club Jam, 751 N., 300 W.

Coping Strategies Workshop

Adding to Your Coping Strategies: Finding Dry Land During Stormy Weather, a six week stress and anxiety-management workshop offered at the Utah Pride Center, began Jan. 4. However, those still wishing to participate may sign up for the workshop’s second module, which will begin in February. The workshop was co-created by therapist Lee Beckstead and University of Utah professor Jordan Rullo and is facilitated by Deanna Rosen and Julia Mackaronis.
When: Feb. 1, 8 and 22, 6–7:30 p.m.
Where: Utah Pride Center (361 N., 300 West)
Cost: $15 per module, with scholarships available on request.
Info: Julia at Julia.mackaronis@psych.utah.edu or Deanna at 801-288-1062.

Utah Pride Center Fund Drive

The Utah Pride Center is holding an ongoing fund drive to raise money for its various advocacy, community and health and wellness programs. To donate visit utahpridecenter.org.


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