Utah Pride Center adds more days for free HIV testing

The Utah Pride Center is now offering free HIV testing on the first and third Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. This program will be in addition to the free testings already offered on the second and fourth Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m.

The extra tests are being added because of a grant from the Utah Department of Health.

“This is a monumental step not only for the Utah Pride Center, but for the community at large because there will now be an agency offering free, confidential HIV tests on weekends in the Salt Lake Valley,” said Lily Rodriguez in a press release, Utah Pride Center HIV prevention and education coordinator. “Expanding our testing to accommodate a growing number of community members who use our services is a dream come true. We are proud to be here when our community needs us most.”

In addition to the Pride Center testing, the Utah AIDS Foundation offers free HIV tests every Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. and every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., by appointment. The UAF also offers other tests for different sexually transmitted diseases including gonorrhea, Chlamydia and syphilis.

The Pride Center is located at 361 N. 300 West in Salt Lake City. The UAF is located at 1408 S. 1100 East in Salt Lake City.

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