Greater Than AIDS and Walgreens National HIV Testing Day Community Partnership
Every year around National HIV Testing Day (June 27), the Kaiser Family Foundation, through its Greater Than AIDS initiative together with Walgreens, partners 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.
Since 2011, more than 57,000+ free HIV tests have been provided as part of the partnership. This year’s activation brings together the largest number of participating partners, cities, and Walgreens stores so far to join the effort.
The Greater Than AIDS / Walgreens National HIV Testing Day Community Partnership is part of an ongoing effort 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 stores in some areas for a fee or covered by insurance. 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.
Through media messaging and community outreach, Greater Than AIDS promotes HIV testing as a part of routine health care and informs about options for staying healthy regardless of HIV status. Learn more about HIV testing, and use the ZIP Code locator to find providers offering HIV testing, PrEP, and care and treatment services.
If you’d like to learn more about joining the 2020 National HIV Testing Day Community Partnership, email us!