'College Tour 2016' provides free HIV, STD testing at college campuses

By Dawn Jorgenson - Graham Media Group

SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio AIDS Foundation has launched a six-week "College Tour 2016" program, which will offer free HIV and STD testing on college campuses throughout the city.

During the program, which begins on Tuesday, SAAF's state-of-the-art mobile testing unit and a team of professional HIV testing counselors will be sent to a variety of universities, community colleges and technical schools.

“Throughout Texas, college-aged youth have some of the highest rates of new HIV infections, so reaching out to this age group is extremely important,” said SAAF’s director of testing Alberto Barragan. “The college tour allows us to meet them on their own turf and to provide free testing, counseling and education materials to a generation that is increasingly at risk.”

Schools that have scheduled stops include:

  • Tuesday: Northeast Lakeview College, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • March 1: Kaplan University, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • March 2: University of the Incarnate Word, 11 a.m. to 1 pm.
  • March 3: Palo Alto College, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • March 8: Texas A&M University – San Antonio, Brooks City-Base Campus, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • March 9: UTSA 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • March 15: Texas A&M University – San Antonio, main campus, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • March 21: Palo Alto College, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • March 28: Concorde Career College, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Email info@SanAntonioAIDS.orgor call 210-225-4715 ext. 141 for more information.

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