AIDS Arms Inc. and Dallas County Health and Human Services have scheduled HIV testing at various locations around Dallas County on Saturday, Sept. 18, which has been declared National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day.

According to county HHS Director Zachary Thompson, the 50-and-older population is one group that’s contracting HIV at higher rates than the general population.

Rubin Ramirez of Resource Center Dallas said he thinks people in this age group have become immune to the HIV prevention message because of treatments that are now available.

For more on some new Dallas County HIV/AIDS initiatives, see Friday’s Dallas Voice.

Testing times and locations are below:

Marsalis Church of Christ
2431 Marsalis Ave.
Dallas 75216
9 a.m.-6 p.m.

First Step Counseling
219B Sunset Ave Suite 101
Dallas 75208
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Gaines Chapel AME
1503 S. Haskell
Dallas 75223
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Bullock Chapel CME
3435 E. Overton Road
Dallas 75216
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

North Park CME Church
6725 Tyree St.
Dallas 75209
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Urban League
4315 S. Lancaster Road
Dallas 75216
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Exline Recreation Center
2525 Pine St.
Dallas 75215
10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Lakeland Manor
3105 Peavy Road
Dallas 75228
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Forest Green Resident Council
9730 Shepherd Road
Dallas 75243
10 a.m.-2 p.m.