FREE HIV Testing Offered May 20

Jeffersonville, Ind.—The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), on a 48-state National HIV Testing Tour, will visit and offer free HIV testing in Jeffersonville, Ind. on Thursday, May 20, at the Quadrangle, 500 Quartermaster Court, from 2:00-6:00 p.m. Centerstone and Hoosier Hills will co-sponsor the event and offer supportive services as needed. The AHF’s goal is to raise local and national awareness about the importance and ease of HIV testing. This is the second national testing tour after an inaugural AHF Magic Johnson HIV Testing Caravan in 2009.

Centerstone therapist Tom Sullivan, LCSW, believes testing remains important, “The Center for Disease Control and other HIV/AIDS organizations are striving to relate the importance of as many people getting tested as possible so we can: begin to get a handle on how many people actually are infected; get them services as soon as possible; increase and maintain high levels of awareness to protect against new infections; decrease unsafe sex practices; de-stigmatize HIV/AIDS; and encourage the use of testing as part of any thorough physical exams. HIV/AIDS is still very much a real public health problem. Many people have become complacent assuming that HIV/AIDS has either been cured or it just takes a pill for you to be alright.” For more information contact Michael York (502.727.1038 or michael.york@centerstone.org).

Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, offers a wide range of mental health and addiction services to more than 24,000 people of all ages each year. Formed through the merger of Center for Behavioral Health, Quinco Behavioral Health Systems and Dunn Mental Health Center, Centerstone has been serving Indiana residents for more than five decades. The organization has more than 60 facilities across 17 Indiana counties and operates the Foster Care Select program in 24 counties. It is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). For more information about Centerstone, please call 800-344-8802 or explore our website: www.centerstone.org.