December 1st is World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day (WAD) is a time for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with the virus, and remember those who have died. This year’s WAD 2018 theme is "Know Your Status". There is much to do in reaching people living with HIV who do not know their status and ensuring they are linked to quality care and prevention services. Stigma and discrimination continue to be barriers, and many people still do not have access to confidential HIV testing. What is even more alarming, there are some who only get tested after becoming ill and symptomatic.

In the United States 39,782 people were diagnosed with HIV infection in 2016. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1.1 million people are living with HIV and about 1 in 7 do not know it. The good news is community-based and self-testing have opened doors to helping people know their HIV status, and attention has been placed on the need for continued community support. Do you know your status? The CDC recommends the following:

  • All adults and adolescents from ages 13 to 64 should be tested at least once for HIV.
  • All pregnant women should be tested for HIV along with other STI’s.
  • Sexually active gay and bisexual men may benefit from more frequent HIV testing (every 3 to 6 months).
  • Anyone who has unsafe sex or shares injection drug equipment should get tested for HIV at least once a year.

Join the HIV/AIDS Prevention Committee of Region 7 in raising awareness about the importance of knowing one’s status. We are placing red everywhere! On December 1- wear red, decorate your door in red or an area created in honor of WAD. Take a picture and upload to your social media page with the following hashtags:

# WorldAIDSDay2018   # RedEverywhere    # GetTested(937)496.7133

Special World AIDS Day Local Testing Events

November 28 – 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Wright State University – Student Union - Atlas Room – 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, Ohio

December 1 – 11:00 am -1:00 pm
Business Solutions Center – 1435 Cincinnati Street Suite 300, Dayton, Ohio

December 1 – 10:00 pm -12:00 am
MJ’s Night Club – 20 N. Jefferson Street, Dayton, Ohio

December 3 – 10:00 am -3:00 pm
Wright State University - Student Union - Atlas Room – 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, Ohio

December 4 – 10:00 am -1:00 pm
Sinclair Community College – 444 W. 3rd Street, Dayton, Ohio Building 4 (signs will be posted)

Regular Testing Sites and Hours

Testing Sites Testing Hours
Equitas Health
15 W. Fourth Street, Suite 200, Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 461-2437
Regular Testing Hours
Monday: 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Thursday: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Butler County Health Department
301 S. Third Street, Hamilton, OH 45011
(513) 863-1770
Regular Hours
Second Tuesday of each month
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Miami County Public Health Department Reproductive Health Clinic
510 W. Water Street, Troy, OH 45373
(937) 573-3520
Walk-ins every Thursday
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Middletown Health Department
1 Donham Plaza, Middletown, OH 45042
(513) 425-1818
Regular Hours
Mondays from 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Preble County General Health District Reproductive Health Clinic
615 Hillcrest Drive Eaton, OH 45320
(937) 472-0087
Regular Hours
By appointment
Every Tuesday 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2nd Tuesday of the month
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County
Public Health Clinic
117 S. Main Street, Dayton, OH 45422
(937) 225-4550

Public Health Outreach Office
201 Riverside Drive, Suite 1-C, Dayton, OH 45405
(937) 496-7133

Regular Hours

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
(By appointment only)
Closed 11:30 am - 12:30 pm daily

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Warren County Health Department
STD Clinic
416 South East Street Lebanon, OH 45036
(513) 695-1229
Regular Hours
(By appointment)
Thursday 7:30 am – 9:00 am

For more testing sites near you, call 800-CDC-INFO (232-4636), visit, or on your cell phone - text your ZIP code to KNOW IT (566948)

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