Get Tested!

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Recently The Journal reported on the program offering Red River High School students information on Sexually Transmitted Infections. That presentation told students that northwest Louisiana, including Red River Parish, have very high rates of STIs.

The Nursing Supervisor of the Red River Health Unit, Yashica Turner passed along that free testing for Sexually Transmitted Diseases and STIs if available at the Caddo Parish Health Unit. Those extended hours testing sessions are Thursday April 26th from noon until 7:00 pm and Saturday April 28th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.

Turner says the Red River Health Unit also offers these tests every day during their regular operating hours. Turner added that there would be a charge for tests at the local health unit.

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