World AIDS Day reminds us that HIV still affects the lives of millions of people around the world. This day of awareness was created by the World Health Organization in 1988 to unite people worldwide in the fight against HIV, show support for people living with AIDS, and remember those who have passed on. To this day, an estimated 34 million people have HIV and more than 35 million have died from the virus. 

In observance of World AIDS Day, WVU Student Health Services is offering students free rapid HIV testing today from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Results are confidential and will be available in 20 minutes. Contact Susan Brown at 304-293-1716.

The WVU Positive Health Clinic, located in Morgantown and Wheeling, provides rapid HIV testing, counseling, and other services year round. Contact Kathy Houser at 304-293-2759.