Planned Parenthood to offer free HIV testing at Hammond Health Center
(Hammond, Ind.) – We have come a long way in the fight against HIV/AIDS; yet the epidemic continues to affect millions of people around the world, including many in Indiana and Kentucky. That’s why Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) is fighting for the “Healthiest Generation Ever” by working to increase access to education and health care—the foundation of preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS and reversing the course of the epidemic.
“Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky is committed to fighting for all people to be part of a healthy, AIDS-free generation, no matter who they are, no matter where they live, no matter what their sexual orientation is,” said Betty Cockrum, president and CEO of PPINK. “On World AIDS Day, we join partners in the U.S. and around the world in renewing our commitment to ensuring that women, men and young people in the hardest to reach communities are able to receive the information and health care they need to lead healthy and productive lives.”
In Indiana and Kentucky, PPINK provided more than 8,400 HIV tests last year. Nationwide, Planned Parenthood’s nearly 750 health centers provide health care services that are critical in fighting the U.S. HIV/AIDS epidemic.
On Dec. 12, PPINK will offer free HIV tests at its Hammond health center to mark World AIDS Day. Testing for HIV at PPINK is simple and easy, requiring an oral swab.
Appointments for testing are recommended, but not required. Hammond health center
Monday, 8:30 – 5
Tuesday 10:30 – 7
Wednesday 8:30 – 1:30
Thursday 10:30 – 7
Friday 7:30 – 4
Saturday 8:30 – 1:30
Call (219) 845-0848 for more information or to make an appointment.