Did you know that outside of New York City, Westchester has the most people living with HIV and AIDS of any other county in New York State? In addition, 40% of individuals in Westchester are diagnosed with AIDS within one year of learning of their HIV status, meaning that they likely had been infected with HIV years earlier without knowing.
A new state regulation now requires that people ages 13 to 64, and other ages as indicated, be offered voluntary HIV testing as a routine part of health care at hospitals and in primary care settings.
In observance of National HIV Testing Day on June 27th, the Westchester County Department of Health in collaboration with the Westchester Knows Task Force and Project WAVE agencies will offer free Rapid HIV testing at the following locations:
Free Rapid HIV tests
New Rochelle: The Guidance Center, 20 Sickles Ave., 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sponsor: Mount Vernon Hospital
Yonkers: Yonkers Health Fair, Lincoln Park, Sunset Drive, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sponsor: The Sharing Community
Valhalla: African-American Festival, Kensico Dam Plaza, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Mount Vernon: The Mosaic Center, 137 S. Fourth Ave., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Mount Vernon: Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, 6 Gramatan Ave., 4th floor, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
New Rochelle: Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, 247-249 North Ave., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
White Plains: Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, 175 Tarrytown Road, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Yonkers: Planned Parenthood SmartWheels van (corner of Yonkers & Midland Avenues), 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Yonkers: Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, 20 S. Broadway, 11th floor, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Yonkers: Westchester County Health Department Clinic*, 20 S. Broadway, 2nd floor, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
White Plains: Westchester County Dept. of Health Clinic*, 134 Court St., 8:30 a.m. to 9: 30 a.m.; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
White Plains: Westchester County Dept. of Health Clinic*, 134 Court St., 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Mount Vernon: Mount Vernon Doles Center, 250 S. Sixth Ave., 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sponsor: Urban League of Westchester County Mount Vernon Task Force on AIDS, HIV tests provided by Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic.
Yonkers: Westchester County Dept. of Health Clinic*, 20 S. Broadway, 2nd Floor, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
*Westchester County Department of Health provides free, confidential HIV tests routinely through its STD clinics. For more information, go to https://health.westchestergov.com and visit our clinic schedule page.