Mayor Lightfoot promotes National HIV Testing Day, gets tested Video below 2019-06-27
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot joined representatives from Beyond Care and Walgreens to highlight the importance of HIV testing in observance of National HIV Testing Day ( NHTD ) Thursday, June 27.
Mayor Lightfoot received an HIV test in front of a dozen media outlets at Walgreens' store at 3405 S. King Drive.
The National HIV Testing Day Community Partnership is part of an ongoing effort between Walgreens, Greater Than AIDS and over 260 health departments, AIDS service organizations and other community organizations to broaden the reach of HIV testing and information in non-traditional settings and help people understand the latest in HIV prevention, treatment and care. Glen Pietrandoni, senior director, patient care and advocacy at Walgreens also spoke to the media. Over the last three decades, Pietrandoni has worked in communities to improve access to information on HIV.
Carlos Meyers, executive director of the testing partner organization Beyond Care Inc., gave remarks and administered the test.
Isaetta Walton, a volunteer at Beyond Care Inc, spoke about why this issue is important to her.
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