HIV testing – how are we doing?


Nurse educator Brittany Hanchett gets tested to show how easy it is on World AIDS Day.

You may or may not know that here at Family First Health, we offer free HIV testing Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

You might also know that we go out into the community to events and to test people who might be at a high risk for contracting HIV. In a recent newsletter, our Caring Together staff took a look at how many tests we’ve been doing and the demographics of the population we’re reaching.

Our Linkage to Care Coordinator Tadd Hoffman has lead NINE testing events this past quarter – testing more than 100 people combined. Testings took place at White Deer Run, Penn State York, Colonial House and Millersville’s Pridefest.

From July 1 to Dec. 31, here’s a snapshot of just who is getting tested:

  • 59% of them are white. 21% are black, 15% identify as other.
  • 82% are non-Hispanic.
  • 56% are men.
  • 65% have been tested previously.

Getting tested is as easy as a simple, finger prick and 5 minute wait. Know your status and come in today.

Questions? Call (717) 846-6776, or just stop by the Caring Together office on the third floor of our York office at 116 S. George St.

Learn more about what Caring Together has to offer.


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