Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada-Flintridge) and the Pasadena Department of Public Health will offer free HIV testing to the public in Old Town Pasadena on Saturday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The testing area will be between Fair Oaks and Raymond avenues, just below Colorado Boulevard.
The improvement of HIV screening has been one of Portantino's key pursuits. He recently introduced AB491, a bill that seeks to ensure that state law is keeping up with wider public health strategies concerned with HIV testing. The bill was recently passed by the state Assembly and is now in the Senate.
On June 23, Portantino will take his HIV test at 1 p.m.
The California Department of Public Health estimates that thousands of Californians are living with HIV and do not know it.
The pain-free test will be administered by health department workers using a quick-result swab that provides results within 20 minutes.
- Free, confidential testing and counseling provided by Pasadena Public Health Department.
- HIV/AIDS educational materials and resource tables from community agencies.
- Old Pasadena merchant discounts “I Tested Card” for all who take an HIV test.