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Walgreens locations offering free HIV testing

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Sunday is World AIDS Day and Monday in Chicago, people will be able to get tested for free.

HIV was first spotted in the United States in 1981. Since then, 75 million people worldwide have become infected, 20,000 of whom live in Illinois.

There is no cure for AIDS and no vaccine but there are medications that can help AIDS patients lead somewhat normal lives.

The Illinois Department of Health is also giving out almost $4 million in grants to local agencies in an effort to stop the spread of HIV.

Free HIV testing will be available at more than a dozen Walgreens location in Chicago and the south suburbs.

Free HIV testing on December 2 is being offered at the following Walgreens locations:

1554 E. 55th, Chicago

3405 S. King Dr., Chicago

5222 W. Madison, Chicago

5874 S. Archer, Chicago

3401 W. Roosevelt, Chicago

11 E. 75th, Chicago

5625 N. Ridge, Chicago

8628 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago

2924 E. 92nd, Chicago

5435 S. Kedzie, Chicago

522 Torrance, Calumet City

3220 W. 111th, Chicago

12854 S. Ashland, Calumet Park

5640 Lincoln Hwy., Matteson

7901 S. Western, Chicago

1627 N. Pulaski, Chicago

5440 N. Clark, Chicago

953 W. Irving Park, Chicago

1601 N. Milwaukee, Chicago

151 N. State, Chicago

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