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A 44-year-old member asked:

do you know any free clinics i can go to get confidential std, hiv testing?

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Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Health Department: Contact your local county health department. Most offer cheap- to free- confidential std testing as a public health measure. You can find the number online or in the local directory. Call first as you may need an appoitment.

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