Free HIV tests available today in Manchester
The Manchester Health Department is among those providing free HIV and Hepatitis C testing Thursday at 1528 Elm St. between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. No appointment is necessary. The immunization clinic usually scheduled for Thursday is canceled.
Testing sites are scheduled for Manchester, Nashua, Concord, Laconia, Portsmouth, Lebanon, Keene, Ossipee and Somersworth.
“New Hampshire continues to see a low incidence of HIV, but unfortunately 50 percent of newly diagnosed patients go on to be diagnosed with AIDS within 12 months,” according to state health officials. “This means they are accessing care late and often not until they are quite sick and possibly too late for treatment. Sixty-six percent of the people living with AIDS in New Hampshire are 45 years of age or older.”
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