Know your status for World AIDS Day

Florida Department of Health in Indian River County (DOH-Indian River) is co-sponsoring a local World AIDS Day event with the Indian River County HIV/AIDS Awareness Network on Saturday, Dec. 1. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tabernacle Ministries, 51 Old Dixie Highway, Vero Beach.

At this event, participants will have the opportunity to get tested, learn about HIV/AIDS, visit community vendors and receive a door prize for attending.

DOH-Indian River will be offering free HIV testing with rapid 15 minute test results, as well as free STD testing.

Free health screenings provided by Indian River Medical Center which will include: Hemoglobin, Cholesterol and Prostate Specific Antigen testing.

Free flu shots will be provided by Walgreens.

John May, Florida Department of Health in Indian River County’s HIV Outreach Coordinator, encourages everyone to come out and get tested. “World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died,” said May.

Florida has one of the highest number of new HIV cases in the nation. Now is the time to get tested and know your status.

For more information regarding HIV and STD testing, contact John May at his cell phone number (772) 473-5268, office (772) 794-7477, or john.may@flhealth.gov.

VNA offering the following no-cost community wellness screenings in December

The Visiting Nurse Association of the Treasure Coast (VNA) is offering no-cost blood pressure and blood sugar screenings in December. Note: for morning blood sugar tests, you will need to fast from midnight on.

Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screenings:

Monday, Dec. 3 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., VNA Hidden Treasures 656 21st Street, Vero Beach

Tuesday, Dec. 4 – 8:30-10 a.m., Gifford Youth Activity Center, 4875 43rd Ave., Vero Beach

Wednesday, Dec. 5 – 9:30-11:30 a.m., VNA Sebastian Hidden Treasures, 11646 US Highway 1, Sebastian

Thursday, Dec. 6 – 9-11 a.m., VNA Hidden Treasures, 656 21st Street, Vero Beach

Tuesday, Dec. 11 – 9-11 a.m., VNA Hidden Treasures, 656 21st Street, Vero Beach

Tuesday, Dec. 11 – 10-11:30 a.m., Vincent DePaul Thrift Shop, 5480 85th Street, Wabasso

Wednesday, Dec. 12 – 9:30-11:30 a.m., VNA Sebastian Hidden Treasures, 11646 US Highway 1, Sebastian

Wednesday, Dec. 12 – 10 a.m. to noon, Habitat for Humanity, 4568 N. US 1, Vero Beach

Thursday, Dec. 13 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., VNA Hidden Treasures, 656 21st Street, Vero Beach

Friday, Dec. 14 – 9-11 a.m., Leisure Square, 3705 16th Street, Vero Beach

Friday, Dec. 14 – 10-11:30 a.m., Humane Society Thrift Store, 4445 20th St.reet, Vero Beach

Monday, Dec. 17 – 10:30 a.m. to noon, Main Library, 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach

Tuesday, Dec. 18 – 8:30-10 a.m., Christi’s Fitness, 1250 Old Dixie Hwy, Vero Beach

Wednesday, Dec. 19 – 9:30-11:30 a.m., Sebastian Hidden Treasures, 11464 US Highway 1, Sebastian

Thursday, Dec. 20 – 8:30-10 a.m., Gifford Youth Activity Center, 4875 43rd Ave., Vero Beach

Thursday, Dec. 20 – 9-11 a.m., VNA Hidden Treasures, 656 21st Street, Vero Beach

Friday, Dec. 21 – 10:30 a.m. to noon, Operation Hope Thrift Store, 12285 Co. Rd. 512, Fellsmere

Monday, Dec. 24 – 8:30-10 a.m., Sebastian Gym & Fitness, 345 Sebastian Blvd., Sebastian

Monday, Dec. 24 – 9-11 a.m., VNA Hidden Treasures, 656 21st Street, Vero Beach

Wednesday, Dec. 26 – 9-11 a.m., VNA Hidden Treasures, 656 21st Street, Vero Beach

Blood Pressure Screenings:

Tuesday, Dec. 4 – 2-3:30 p.m., The Brackett Library, 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach

Wednesday, Dec. 5 – 12-2 p.m., North Indian River County Library, 1001 Sebastian Blvd, Sebastian

Monday, Dec. 17 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., VNA Hidden Treasures, 656 21st Street, Vero Beach

Friday, Dec. 21 – 9:30-11:30 a.m., Sebastian Hidden Treasures, 11646 US Highway 1, Sebastian

Monday, Dec. 24 – 11 a.m. to noon, UP Center, 1360 28th Street, Vero Beach

Wednesday, Dec. 26 – 9:30-11:30 a.m., Sebastian Hidden Treasures, 11646 US Highway 1, Sebastian

For more information, visit www.vnatc.com.

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