Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Planned Parenthood Resumes HIV Testing

Posted by on Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 2:45 PM

The free Planned Parenthood-sponsored HIV testing service at the Memphis Gay & Lesbian Community Center will resume on Wednesday evenings, thanks to United States District Judge William Haynes' decision to grant a preliminary injunction to stop the state from excluding Planned Parenthood from HIV and syphilis testing programs.

The weekly testing was halted in February after the state Department of Health rescinded Planned Parenthood's grants for HIV and syphilis testing. The MGLCC testing runs from 6 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday at 892 S. Cooper.

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Other sites where testing will resume include:

* GetWell Community Clinic, 3055 Watson Street
Each Monday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

* The University of Memphis, University Center, Room 203
Each Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (except for school breaks and exam weeks)

* Caritas Village Coffee Shop, 2509 Harvard Avenue
Each Friday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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