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County Gets Grant to Continue Free H-I-V Testing

A grant from a 300-mile bicycle ride fundraiser is allowing Nevada County to continue to provide free and confidential H-I-V testing. For the third time, the Nor Cal AIDS Cycle has given a grant to Nevada County–this one for nine-thousand dollars. County Director of Public Health Nursing Cindy Wilson says the testing is offered two days a month, and is easy…

Listen to Cindy Wilson 1

The previous grants help set up the program, but this is the first year that the tests have been offered. Wilson says the grant should allow the program to continue in for several months…

Listen to Cindy Wilson 2

The hours are from noon to 3pm on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at their office at 500 Crown Point Circle in Grass Valley. Wilson says if the test comes back positive, the patient will receive an immediate referral to the county’s H-I-V case manager, who will connect them with the resources they need to live with, and prevent further transmission of the virus.

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