Residents receive free HIV tests, hot meals

Bronx residents received free HIV tests and hot meals today as part of World AIDS Day.Woodycrest United Methodist Church and Citiwide Harm Reduction, a non-profit

THE BRONX - Bronx residents received free HIV tests and hot meals today as part of World AIDS Day.

Woodycrest United Methodist Church and Citiwide Harm Reduction, a non-profit organization that does rapid HIV testing across the borough, teamed up to get more people tested in the Bronx.

Residents who got tested received a MetroCard and a $10 coupon to Subway.

According to the New York State Health Department, the South Bronx has the highest number of AIDS-related deaths in the city. A report also shows that 22,542 people were living with HIV and AIDS in the borough as of Dec. 2008.

There are free HIV tests at the Citiwide Drop-in Center on 144th Street and at most hospitals across the borough.

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