North Okaloosa residents asked to take HIV test

LGBT Free Media Collective
Published: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 03:20 PM.

The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County encourages everyone to “Take the Test, Take Control” June 27 in honor of National HIV Testing Day.

Walk-ins will be accepted 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Crestview clinic, 810 E. James Lee Blvd.; and at the Fort Walton Beach clinic, 221 NE Hospital Drive.

Testing is open to people ages 13 years and older. Results will be available within two weeks and.


Nearly one in five people don’t know they are living with HIV. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone between ages 13 and 64 be tested for HIV at least once, with those at increased risk resting more frequently.

What to learn more? Call Ryan White, The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County, 833-9240.

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