Free screenings for National Women and Girls HIV/Aids Awareness Day

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - The community kicked off a week-long initiative in recognition of annual National Women and Girls HIV/Aids Awareness Day

Guest speakers came together to talk about how many people are still unaware of the disease.

Health experts say there have been many advances in modern medicine and there’s a lot more we know about the disease than what we did a few years ago.

The purpose of the initiative is to raise awareness in the community and hopefully get those affected by the disease the help they deserve.

For more information about HIV testing, you can call AHEC at 220-6168 or SCAN at 724-3177.

The clinic will be offering free HIV testing throughout the week.