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Local specialist trying to expand free HIV and hepatitis C testing Submitted: 09/21/2016
Phylicia Ashley
Phylicia Ashley
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Local specialist trying to expand free HIV and hepatitis C testing
SCHOFIELD - The Aids Resource Center of Wisconsin in Schofield provides one of the few places where you can receive free HIV and hepatitis C testing.

HIV and hepatitis C are serious conditions that can be deadly. 

Prevention specialist Carley Zartner is taking charge of creating more free testing sites in the northcentral Wisconsin area.


"I know that I could be making a difference in people's lives, and I'm definitely doing that on a daily basis and I truly love it,"  Zartner said. "I love being able to see that I'm making an impact in communities."

Testing is available to anyone over 13 years old, in a judgement-free setting. 

If someone is engaging in risky behavior or just wants to know their status, they should get tested every three to six months. 

"It makes me feel great that they feel comfortable in seeking me out as a resource," said Zartner. "And that we're the first ones they come to."

If you are interested in getting tested for free, starting next Tuesday Zartner will be providing free testing in Lincoln County and Portage County.

"And I'm really happy to provide those resources to them," said Zartner.

Zartner typically does the Rapid HIV Test and Hepatitis C testing. It takes just 20 minutes to complete and get the test results. 

For more information about HIV and hepatitis C testing click the link below. 


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