On this Labor Day, one North Philadelphia community is holding a unique event until 8 p.m. tonight, a block party that includes a book bag giveaway and free HIV testing.
Throughout the day today, the Mazzoni Center will have a mobile facility making stops around Philadelphia, giving out free tests.
There has been a great deal of talk surrounding the availability of home testing for HIV here in the United States, but there are concerns as well – both here and abroad.
A U.S. Preventative Health Task Force has issued a draft recommendation that all people between the ages of 15 and 65 be tested for HIV, and one local expert is all for it.
Blame the perceived stigma and fear, says Terri Clark, prevention services coordinator at ActionAIDS in Philadelphia.