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The Santa Clara County Public Health Department’s HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Program is providing free, anonymous and confidential HIV testing in San Jose Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The county reported 3,068 cases of people living with HIV/AIDS, and suspects there may be hundreds more in the county who haven’t been diagnosed or tested. The confidential and anonymous tests performed by an oral swab between the cheek and gums provide results returned in about 20 minutes.
Below are two county-sponsored San Jose locations that will conduct tests and one location sponsored by the Asian Americans for Community Involvement:
Santa Clara County Health Department
The Crane Center, 976 Lenzen Ave., Suite 1800, San Jose (at the southwest corner of the building) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A mobile clinic at St. James Park, East St. John at Second Street, San Jose from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information go to the county’s Public Health Department at www.sccphd.org or call 408-792-3720.
Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)
Rapid HIV testing available, free, at 2400 Moorpark Ave., San Jose, Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call 408-975.2730.
More sites can be found at The Health Trust website.
Learn About Hepatitis B Virus
The Asian American population is profoundly impacted by Hepatitis B, and left untreated the chronic disease can lead to liver disease, liver cancer or death. Learn more about it at a free educational program offered by the with speaker Dr. Sanjeev Tummala, a specialist in Hepatology trained at the Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts. The talk will begin at 7 p.m. on June 29 at Cupertino Community Hall.
Eat For Good
Sushi Hana in Cupertino is participating in this month’s West Valley Community Services on Monday, June 27 and Tuesday, June 28. Tickets are $24 in advance, $26 at the door, and 50 percent of the proceeds will directly benefit the program’s aim to prevent hunger and homelessness in Cupertino, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno and West San Jose.
Wiggly Garbage Eating Worms
A worm composting workshop sponsored by the City of Cupertino will teach you how easy worm composting is and how great it is for your garden and the environment. The free workshop will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29 at the .