<June 2018>
Events List
Jun 01
June Health Events
•    Home Safety Month
•    Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month
•    National Aphasia Awareness Month
•    National Scleroderma Awareness Month
•    National Scoliosis Awareness Month
•    Vision Research Month
Jun 07
National Cancer Survivors Day
Jun 21
Helen Keller Deaf - Blind Awareness Week
(June 21 - 27) Helen Keller Deaf - Blind Awareness Week

Jun 21
National ASK Day
Jun 01, 2018
Quest For Good Health

Make your body "out of this world" healthy at our free summer health fair for children at the Citronelle Health Center. Included are: fitness and nutrition, dental and vision screenings, check-ups, immunizations and more. The event will last from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Citronelle Health Center is located at 19250 North Mobile Street.

Jun 27, 2018
National HIV Testing Day


Testing is the only way to know for sure if someone has Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). It weakens a person’s immune system by destroying important cells that fight disease and infection. No effective cure exists for HIV.



According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in six of the estimated 1.2 million people living in the United States with HIV are unaware of their status. That means they are not getting the medical care they need to stay healthy and to avoid passing HIV to others.




Wednesday, June 27, is designated as National HIV Testing Day to encourage people to learn their HIV status. The 2018 theme is “Doing It My Way, Testing for HIV.”




The CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care. People with certain risk factors should get tested more often.


In the lead up to National HIV Testing Day, the Mobile County Health Department is teaming with Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS — a leading national public information response to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic — to encourage community members to know their HIV status and take advantage of free HIV testing and counseling about new prevention strategies, including Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), a daily pill that reduces the risk of HIV transmission. A major partner with MCHD for this project will include AIDS Alabama South.


Testing will be at the Walgreens store at 2050 Government Street in Mobile on Wednesday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


“It is our fifth year to participate in this annual National HIV Testing Day Event with Walgreen’s and Greater Than AIDS,” said Diane Glass, R.N., the HIV Mobile District Manager. “We will be providing free HIV testing using the Ora-Quick Rapid Anti-body oral mouth swab test. They will receive the results in 20 minutes.”



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