World AIDS Day

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The Sedgwick County Health Department will be offering free conventional HIV testing for World AIDS Day.

The screenings will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 1 to 5 p.m.

World AIDS day is an opportunity to unite in fighting HIV, to support those who are living with HIV, and to memorialize those who have died from HIV/AIDS.

The testings will take place at the Sedgwick County Health Department office located at 2716 W. Central. Participants can walk in or call 316-660-7300 to set up an appointment.

Thursday is World AIDS Day and this year marks 30 years of the global fight against the disease. This morning we complete a week-long series featuring the voices of Kansans who research, treat, fight and educate others about HIV and AIDS.  Today we hear from Dawn, a wife and mother living with the disease who found out she was pregnant and HIV positive on the same day.  There is an event to acknowledge the local and national history of HIV, celebrate the advances in care, and remember those who have been lost, Thursday evening beginning at 6:30. 

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Thursday is World AIDS Day and this year marks 30 years of the global fight against the disease. This morning we continue a week-long series featuring the voices of Kansans who research, treat, fight and educate others about HIV and AIDS.  Today we hear from Cody Patton, executive director of Positive Directions. Positive Directions is a social service agency that provides support services to those living with HIV and outreach education to the community.  There is an event to acknowledge the local and national history of HIV, celebrate the advances in care, and remember those who have been

Thursday is World AIDS Day and this year marks 30 years of the global fight against the disease. This morning we start a week-long series featuring the voices of Kansans who research, treat, fight and educate others about HIV and AIDS. Today we hear from Teresa Romey, the Ryan White Part D Case Manager at the KU School of Medicine Wichita.