Pasadena – Assemblymember Anthony Portantino in cooperation with the Pasadena Department of Public Health is inviting San Gabriel Valley residents to join him in Old Pasadena for National HIV Testing Day on Saturday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mercantile Place, Old Pasadena Between Fair Oaks Avenue & Raymond Avenue just below Colorado Blvd.
Take the test/know your status Join Assemblymember Portantino at 12 noon as he and other officials take HIV tests.
Thousands of Californians are unaware that they are living with HIV - that means thousands of people who are not getting treatment and who are potentially infecting others. HIV screening is important to identify those infected, get them into treatment, change their behaviors and prevent further transmission of HIV.
Getting tested for HIV is easy. The pain-free test will be administered by health department workers using a quick-result swab that provides results within 20 minutes.