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Congresswoman Norton, Mayor Fenty, Verizon and the Washington Wizards Join the Test for Life Campaign to Encourage HIV Screenings in DC
Date:2/5/2008

sease Control's revised recommendations for HIV Testing are essential to improving early diagnosis of HIV and linking patients to early care and treatment of the disease.

Test for Life is holding three days of testing with Us Helping Us, an HIV prevention organization serving the Washington area, and the Whitman-Walker Clinic where residents can come and receive free and confidential HIV screening in a safe and secure environment. The first event was held this past Saturday, February 2 at the Temple of praise on Southern Avenue, SE. Testing will be provided at the following Washington, DC locations:

Saturday, February 2

10:00am - 12:00pm

Temple of Praise

700 Southern Avenue, SE

Saturday, February 9 and 16

10:00am - 4:00pm

Us Helping Us

3636 Georgia Avenue, NW

Saturday, February 9 and 16

9:00am - 3:00pm

Whitman-Walker Clinic

Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center

1701 14th Street, NW

Saturday, February 9 and 16

9:00am - 3:00pm

Whitman-Walker Clinic

Max Robinson Center

2301 M. L. King Jr. Avenue, SE

Test for Life is also working with a number of the DC faith-based organizations to help promote the testing events and the need for increased screening throughout the District.

"We need to get the word out to all of the residents of DC that testing is safe, secure and important," said Mayor Fenty. "I am excited to join the Wizards and Verizon to help get the message out to DC residents to Test for Life."

"We are a community partner in Washington and we are proud to be a sponsor of the Test for Life campaign to help stem this growing crisis," said William R. Roberts, President, Verizon Maryland and Washington, D.C. "HIV screenings are an important step in providing the services available for care and treatment, and because of that, we are playing a part in this campaign."

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