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November 15, 2017

LGBT Resource Center and Positive Connections offer free HIV testing

Submitted by Brandon Haddock

Kansas State University's LGBT Resource Center is partnering monthly with Positive Connections to bring free HIV/STI testing to the Manhattan campus. Testing is free and confidential provided by licensed testing specialists. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to get tested.

Testing will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in Holton Hall. Individuals can register at the LGBT Resource Center. Testing is first come, first served. Appointments can be made to accommodate schedules. Free testing will be available each month.

Positive Connections provides comprehensive medical case management and prevention services to 17 counties in northeast Kansas, including Shawnee County and Riley County. Its Medical Case Managers serve nearly 180 clients living with HIV by providing assistance and advocacy to help them communicate with their doctors, obtain medication and adhere to treatment regimens. Positive Connections' prevention services include rapid HIV testing, sexual health education programs, outreach to high-risk populations and condom distribution.