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T-Cell Clinic Recognizes National HIV Testing Day Tuesday



Dr. MarkAlain Dery

NEW ORLEANS – In recognition of National HIV Testing Day, the Tulane T-Cell Clinic will host a free Lunch-and-Test event (similar to a lunch-and-learn) Tuesday, June 27, at the clinic located at Tulane Community Health Center, 711 N. Broad St., from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
         The community is encouraged to come out, get tested, enjoy a complimentary light lunch and beverage, and learn more about HIV and its impact on New Orleans. The test is conducted through finger prick, and the whole process takes no longer than 30 minutes to complete.
         The Lunch-and-Test is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.
         New Orleans has ranked among the top 19 cities in the nation for the past 10 years for its HIV/ AIDS rate. In an effort to put an end to this epidemic, the Tulane T-Cell Clinic provides free testing, treatment and education to all New Orleanians, regardless of their ability to pay. The Tulane T-Cell Clinic strives to remove the stigma surrounding HIV and help those who have been exposed or who may be at risk of contracting HIV.
         The Tulane T-Cell Clinic is a program of the Tulane University School of Medicine that provides free HIV testing for pediatric, adolescent and adult patients, and complete primary care for HIV positive individuals. The clinic is directed by Dr. MarkAlain Dery, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Tulane School of Medicine, and Director of the Tulane AIDS Education and Training Center. Dr. Dery is double boarded in both internal medicine and infectious diseases.

 

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