Health officials urge HIV testing on June 27


DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – June 27 is National HIV Testing Day and Dayton and Montgomery County Public Health says it’s a day to get the facts, get tested, and get involved. 

The 2018 theme is “Test Your Way. Do It Today.” 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says about 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and one in seven don’t know it. 

Health officials say currently there are approximately 1,912 people living with HIV in Ohio’s Region 7 which includes Butler, Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Warren Counties. 

The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested, and according to Public Health officials, people between the ages of 13 and 64 should get tested for HIV yearly.

Officials say HIV is spread from one person to another by: 

  • Having sex without a condom, with a person who has HIV. HIV can be passed through blood, vaginal fluid, and semen. 
  • Sharing needles, syringes, or other injection equipment with a person who has HIV. 
  • Through pregnancy, birth, or breastfeeding from women who have HIV. 

Testing is the first step to finding out if you have HIV. If you have HIV, getting medical care and taking medicines regularly helps you to have a healthier life and lowers the chances of passing HIV on to others.

The HIV/AIDS Prevention Committee of Region 7 is urging everyone to get tested. The public is invited to the following National HIV Testing Day events on June 27.

Parking Lot Testing Event
FREE Testing: Rapid HIV – Rapid Hepatitis C – Syphilis – Pregnancy – Glucose – Blood Pressure! Plus, a variety of Health Information, Displays and Games!
Dr. Charles R. Drew Health Center
1323 W. Third Street Dayton, OH 45402
12:00 pm -4:00 pm
(937) 496-7133
FREE Gift Card with Rapid HIV Test
Preble County General Health District – Reproductive Health Clinic
615 Hillcrest Drive Eaton, OH 45320
1:00 pm -4:00 pm
(937) 472-0087
FREE Rapid HIV Testing
Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio in Dayton
224 N Wilkinson Street Dayton, OH 45402
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
(937) 461-2437
Win a $100 Gift Card
Miami County Public Health Department- Reproductive Health Clinic
Learn how you can win a $100 gift card by getting an HIV test!
Testing dates vary, please call the clinic for more details.
510 W. Water Street Troy, OH 45373
(937) 573-3520
HIV Testing Sites / Regular Hours
Testing Sites    Testing Hours
Equitas Health
15 W. Fourth Street, Suite 200
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 461-2437
     Regular Hours
Monday: 12 pm – 5:30 pm
Tuesday: 10 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday: 9 am – 4 pm
Butler County Health Department
301 S. Third Street
Hamilton, OH 45011
(513) 863-1770
     Regular Hours
Second Tuesday of each month
1 pm – 3 pm
Miami County Public Health Department
Reproductive Health Clinic
510 W. Water Street
Troy, OH 45373
(937) 573-3520
     Walk-ins every Thursday
1 pm – 3 pm
Middletown Health Department
1 Donham Plaza
Middletown, OH 45042
(513) 425-1818
     Regular Hours
Mondays from 1-3pm
Preble County General Health District
Reproductive Health Clinic
615 Hillcrest Drive
Eaton, OH 45320
(937) 472-0087    Regular Hours
By appointment
4th Tuesday of each month
1 pm – 2 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 11 am
2nd Thursday of each month
5 pm – 7 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
Dr. Charles R. Drew Health Center
1323 W. Third Street, Room # 608
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 225-4023    Regular Hours
Monday – Friday
8 am – 4:30 pm
(By appointment only)
Closed 11:30 am – 12:30 pm daily
Monday – Friday 8am – 4:30 pm

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