News Summary: CDC launches pilot program to test market for free rapid AIDS test at drugstores | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source
Subscribe

Would you like to subscribe to our newsletter?

Current Conditions Mostly Cloudy  -4.7°C

News Summary: CDC launches pilot program to test market for free rapid AIDS test at drugstores

TRYOUT PERIOD: Health officials are setting up a pilot program to offer free AIDS testing at drugstores. The tryout involves pharmacies and in-store clinics in 24 cities and rural communities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

ENCOURAGE TESTING: By making testing more accessible and routine, the goal is to reduce the stigma associated with the HIV virus and encourage more people to get tested. Fewer than half of adults younger than 65 have been tested.

QUICK RESULTS: The test takes about 20 minutes and involves a swab inside the mouth that is then put in a solution. If positive, customers will get a referral for a lab blood test to confirm the results, and for counselling and treatment.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
The Associated Press

  • Popular penticton News
  • 'I’m blown away:' Kamloops Ebus driver reacts to viral TikTok video
    A Kamloops Ebus driver says he doesn’t know how to feel after thousands of people watched a TikTok and left positive messages for him on what he considered to be just another day at work.
  • Large blaze engulfs Lake Country house
    A large blaze that could be seen across Lake Country erupted from a house last night. Witnesses started reporting smoke and flames on social media at roughly 10 p.m. last night, Dec. 3 at a
  • Naughty Penticton Santa living large after mall firing
    A South Okanagan Santa doesn’t like the term “naughty” to describe a series of photos that got him fired from a mall years ago. He prefers the term “eye catching.&rdq
  • Person bear sprayed at Sahali store in Kamloops
    A person was blasted with bear spray by an alleged thief at a Sahali store last weekend. Police responded to the location on the 1200-block of Summit Drive where a woman released a can of be
  • The Stock Pot Café: a hidden Kamloops gem
    A warm, family-oriented restaurant can be found tucked away in a Kamloops industrial park. Despite its location far away from the main restaurant hubs, The Stock Pot Café draws custom
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile