Free STD testing at 43 locations across La., multiple in Baton Rouge

Free STD testing at 43 locations across La., multiple in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Louisiana residents can get free screenings for HIV, hepatitis C and syphilis starting June 24 through June 27, leading up to National HIV Testing Day.

Louisiana has some of the highest STD rates in the United States, according to the CDC’s 2017 STD Surveillance Report:

  • The state has the highest congenital syphilis case rates (newborns with syphilis)
  • Louisiana has the second highest chlamydia case rates
  • The state also has the third highest rates for primary and secondary syphilis and gonorrhea

Multiple locations in Baton Rouge will offer free testing:

Date Time Address Services offered
6/27/19 8:30 to 11:10 a.m. Leo S. Butler Center, 950 E Washington St., Baton Rouge FREE HIV, Syphilis and Hep C Rapid tests
6/27/19 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Walgreens, 5450 Plank Rd., Baton Rouge FREE HIV, Syphilis and Hep C Rapid tests
6/27/19 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Walgreens, 5112 Essen Ln., Baton Rouge FREE HIV, Syphilis and Hep C Rapid tests
6/27/19 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Walgreens, 3550 Government St., Baton Rouge FREE HIV, Syphilis and Hep C Rapid tests
6/27/19 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Walgreens, 11297 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge FREE HIV, Syphilis and Hep C Rapid tests
6/27/19 3 to 6 p.m. Martin Luther King Center, 4000 Gus Young Ave., Baton Rouge FREE HIV, Syphilis and Hep C Rapid tests
6/27/19 24 hours, starting at 8 a.m. 4560 North Blvd., Suite 100, Baton Rouge FREE HIV, Syphilis and Hep C Rapid tests
6/28/19 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 4560 North Blvd., Suite 101, Baton Rouge FREE HIV, Syphilis and Hep C Rapid tests
6/29/19 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Belle of Baton Rouge, 102 France St., Baton Rouge FREE HIV, Syphilis and Hep C Rapid tests. Free concert for HIV Awareness; to focus on LGBTQ clients; educating and prescribing PrEP on the spot

For locations outside of the Baton Rouge area, please click the link here.

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