AUNT RITA’S PROMOTES HIV TESTING FOR EVERY ARIZONAN, AND CAN HELP PEOPLE CONNECT WITH EITHER PREVENTION (CONDOMS AND PrEP) OR TREATMENT.
Aunt Rita’s Programs
Normalized HIV testing is Aunt Rita’s mission. Through GetTestedAZ.org, Arizona residents over the age of 17 can receive a FREE HIV test! HIV testing can be done from the comfort of your own home with an At-Home Test Kit or by receiving a voucher to Albertsons/Safeway Pharmacies or Sonora Quest Labs. Testing is always free, easy, and confidential.
If you need additional resources our information and referral program, HIVAZ Connect, can help you find medical providers and support services near you whether you’re HIV negative or HIV positive!
Aunt Rita’s also has other programs beyond offering free HIV testing, including Education and Advocacy (to eliminate stigma surrounding HIV), as well as HIV and Aging (for long-time survivors reaching their later years).
Aunt Rita’s HIV testing initiatives offer Arizonans the opportunity to get tested for free in the comfort of their own home with our Home HIV Test Kit Program or at one of nearly 100 locations throughout Arizona at your neighborhood Albertsons/Safeway Pharmacies or Sonora Quest Labs.
Experienced Escapades is a free monthly outing for individuals living with HIV who are 50 years or older. This social group addresses HIV isolation and survivor’s guilt, while creating a safe, fun space for meeting new people. Outings take place on the last Thursday of every month. RSVP for an outing by emailing email@example.com.
Aunt Rita’s fall retreat for HIV+ youth between 14-24 years old that fosters connection, creating new bonds, and sharing lived experiences. Positive Empowerment aims to mentor and encourage youth living with HIV through workshops, outings, and fireside conversations. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.