Since 2011, Greater Than AIDS and Walgreens have teamed up with health departments and local AIDS service organizations to provide FREE HIV testing around National HIV Testing Day (June 27). Over 40,000 HIV tests have been administered cumulatively at Walgreens/Greater Than AIDS-sponsored testing events across the nation.
The activation is part of an ongoing effort between Greater Than AIDS and Walgreens to broaden the reach of HIV information and testing in non-traditional settings and to support local organizations’ outreach efforts.
Throughout the year, Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS distribute informational HIV resources at Walgreens stores with pharmacists on hand to offer one-on-one medication counseling and other support services that provide customers living with HIV/AIDS – and their families – with compassionate, confidential care.
I Got Tested: What’s Next?, an online resource from Greater Than AIDS designed for mobile-phone accessibility, provides additional information about HIV testing and staying healthy, regardless of HIV status.
Year-round testing is available for a fee or covered by insurance at select Walgreens locations. Click here for more information.
Some Walgreens locations also work with local partners to provide testing throughout the year. In Virginia, for example, the Department of Health, is testing with Walgreens in stores in nearly 30 cities. For a complete list of participating stores in Virginia, click here.