Van Buren/Cass District Health Department to host free curbside condom event

DOWAGIAC — In honor of National HIV Testing Day, for one day only, the Van Buren/Cass District Health Department is hosting a free, contact-less curbside condom drive-thru event open to the public from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

All interested individuals are invited to drive-thru the Health Department parking lot at 302 South Front Street, Dowagiac, MI 49047 anytime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesday.  Public health nurses will be waiting outside to hand off a free brown paper bag filled with 10 condoms.

“No pre-order, no appointments, no collecting of names or other personal identifying information, no need to get out of the car, and best of all – no cost,” said Danielle Persky, deputy health officer and director of public health promotions.

Each year on June 27, VBCDHD observes National HIV Testing Day.  NHTD is a day to encourage people to get tested for HIV, know their status and get linked to care and treatment. The 2020 theme is “Knowing.” This theme focuses on knowing one’s HIV status, recognizes new ways to take an HIV test (including self-tests), and reflects on the ways we can continue the momentum toward Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America.

For more information about curbside condoms, follow Van Buren/Cass District Health Department on Facebook or visit vbcassdhd.org.

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