National HIV testing day

Rome's AIDS Resource Council has been using a new test which requires a few drops of blood and provides immediate and confidential results. Thursday, June 27, is National HIV Testing Day but the ARC provides testing every day of the week except Fridays.

In observance of National HIV Testing Day on Thursday, the AIDS Resource Council is collaborating with Women of WORTH clinic to test as many people for HIV as possible.

The free and confidential test will use the rapid finger stick method and the results are available in a short time.

The AIDS Resource Council’s office is in the Holt building at 260 N. Fifth Ave., and will provide testing from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. The Women of WORTH Clinic is at 1513 Dean St. and will also be offering the testing in the same format from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call the AIDS Resource Council office at 706-290-9098, or Women of WORTH at 706-232-3048.