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Renae Crutchfield, Public Information Officer

renae.crutchfield@dallascounty.org                                                      

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Zachary Thompson, Director  

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DCHHS offers free HIV/STD testing and Kwanzaa Fest tickets
World AIDS Day
en Espanol

 

DALLAS (Nov. 20, 2017) – In recognition of World Aids Day, Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is teaming up with UT Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas Family Access Network to raise awareness and improve HIV education. DCHHS is offering free testing for sexually-transmitted diseases and HIV Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 at the main DCHHS building located at 2377 N Stemmons Freeway in Dallas from 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 “This year we are excited to announce that free Kwanzaa Fest tickets will be available for people who are tested on Dec. 1. This initiative allows us the opportunity to not only test individuals, but to also raise awareness,” said Zachary Thompson, DCHHS director. “It is important for everyone to know their status, get educated and take action towards prevention and treatment to help eliminate stigma associated with the epidemic.”

Through continuous efforts, DCHHS health officials are urging Dallas County residents to take advantage of this free opportunity to get tested for HIV.

 “Individuals can take charge of their long-term health by first knowing their HIV status,” said Dr. Christopher Perkins, DCHHS medical director/health authority. “As soon as an individual is diagnosed with HIV, they can begin managing the virus by receiving early intervention and treatment, and by living a healthy lifestyle.”

   Download the World Aids Day 2017 Flyer                  en Espanol

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For general questions or for more information about Dallas County Health and Human Services,
please email Director Zachary Thompson at: zachary.thompson@dallascounty.org

 

Zachary S. Thompson
Director
Christopher Perkins, D.O., M.P.H.
Medical Director / Health Authority

 

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