• Subline Title: Nearly 40% of new infections are spread by people who don’t know they have HIV.

The HIV/AIDS Prevention Committee (HAPC) of Region 9 (Clark, Darke. Greene, Miami Montgomery, and Preble counties) recognizes National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on June 27.

The 2023 NHTD theme “Take the Test & Take the Next Step”, stresses that knowing your HIV status helps you choose options to stay healthy. People who receive a negative test result will receive information regarding how they can take advantage of HIV prevention tools such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), condoms, and other sexual health services, such as vaccines and testing for sexually transmitted infections. People who receive a positive test result will receive consultation on next steps including how they can quickly start HIV treatment.

The letters HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It is the virus that causes AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), which is the most advanced stage of HIV infection.  About 1.2 million people in the US had HIV at the end of 2021. Nearly 40% of new HIV infections are spread by people who do not know they have the virus. During this same time, there were 83 new HIV infections in region 9. A total of 60 were from Montgomery County.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 13 to 64 years old get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care and that people at higher risk for HIV get tested more often. Risk factors for HIV include having vaginal or anal sex with someone who is HIV positive or whose HIV status you don’t know; having sex with many partners; and injecting drugs and sharing needles, syringes, or other drug equipment with others. Pregnant women are also encouraged to get tested for HIV so that they can begin taking HIV medicines if the test is positive. Knowing your HIV status is the first step in staying healthy and stopping the spread of HIV.

On June 27, the HAPC of Region 9, in partnership with Walgreens, will participate in a special day of FREE HIV testing and education titled “Greater than AIDS” at the following store locations:

  • Clark County: 1880 S Limestone St. Springfield OH
    • Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Darke County: 1000 E Main St, Greenville, OH
    • Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Greene County: 537 W Main St. Xenia OH
    • Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Montgomery County (2 locations)
    • 5045 N Main St. Dayton, OH
      • Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • 1542 Wayne Ave. Dayton OH
      • Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Miami County: 20 W Market St. Troy OH
    • Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Preble County: 1213 N Barron St, Eaton, OH 45320
    • Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Region 9 HIV Testing Sites

Testing Sites Testing Hours

Clark County Health Department

529 E Home Road Springfield, OH 45503

Phone: (937) 390-5600

Call for testing information

Darke County Health District

300 Garst Avenue Greenville, OH 45331

Phone:(937) 548-4196

Call for testing information

Equitas Health

1222 S. Patterson Blvd. Dayton, OH 45402

Phone: (937) 853-3650

Call for testing information

Greene County Health Department

360 Wilson Drive Xenia, OH 45385

Phone: (937) 374-5600

Call for testing information

Miami County Public Health Department
Reproductive Health Clinic

510 W. Water Street Troy, OH 45373

Phone: (937) 573-3520

Call for testing information

Preble County General Health District
Reproductive Health Clinic

615 Hillcrest Drive Eaton, OH 45320

Phone: (937) 472-0087

Call for testing information

Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County

Public Health Clinic

117 S. Main Street Dayton, OH 45422

Phone: (937) 225-4550


Public Health Outreach Office

201 Riverside Drive, Suite 1-C Dayton, OH 45405

Phone: (937) 496-7133


Dr. Charles R, Drew Health Center

1323 W. Third Street, Room # 608 Dayton, OH 45402

Phone: (937) 225-4023

Call for testing information

For more testing sites near you, call 800-CDC-INFO (232-4636), visit https://gettested.cdc.gov/, or, on your cell phone, text your ZIP code to KNOW IT (566948) or call (937) 496-7133.

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