12/01/13 - 7:41pm
The 25th annual World AIDS Day may have been Sunday, but Planned Parenthood clinics across Alaska are recognizing AIDS and HIV all week long.
All four clinics, including the Soldotna location, are offering free HIV testing.
Alaska is considered a “low incidence state” compared to the rest of the U.S., said Jessica Harville, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services HIV prevention coordinator, with 1,482 cases of HIV reported between 1982 and 2012. Currently an estimated 954 people are living with HIV or AIDS in Alaska, she said.