Since 2011, Greater Than AIDS and Walgreens have partnered with health departments, AIDS service organizations (ASOs), and community based organizations (CBOs) to provide free HIV testing and counseling at select Walgreens stores across the nation in support of National HIV Testing Day (June 27).
To date, more than 40,000 HIV tests have been provided at Walgreens locations as part of the activation, the largest coordinated testing event of its kind. In 2018, HIV testing was offered in 336 Walgreens stores in over 180 cities on June 27.
The National HIV Testing Day community partnership is part of an ongoing effort by Greater Than AIDS and Walgreens to broaden the reach of HIV testing and information in non-traditional settings and to support the outreach of local organizations.
HIV testing is available year round at select Walgreens in some areas for a fee or covered by insurance; click here for locations. Walgreens Healthcare Clinic providers are trained to provide HIV testing, consultation and prevention services, including PrEP. Clinics are open evenings and weekends. Any Walgreens pharmacist can provide one-on-one medication counseling and other support services.
In Virginia, Walgreens works with the Department of Health to provide free HIV testing year round at select Walgreens stores statewide; click here for participating locations in Virginia.
Through media messaging and community outreach, Greater Than AIDS America Gets Tested promotes HIV testing as a part of routine health care and informs about options for staying healthy regardless of HIV status. For more information about HIV testing, including a ZIP code locator of community providers offering HIV testing, PrEP, and care and treatment services, click here.