The Cerro Gordo Public Health Department is “celebrating” National HIV Testing Day on Monday, June 28 with free HIV testing for anyone 14 or older.
“To celebrate National HIV Testing Day, CG Public Health is offering 100% free and 100% confidential HIV testing to anyone aged 14 years of age or older,” a Facebook post from the department said.
The Iowa Standard contacted CG Public Health to ask if a minor 14-17 would be able to get tested without parental consent.
Tina, the first person to answer the phone had to check.
The person we were transferred to said that a minor can indeed be tested without parents knowing.
“Absolutely,” she said. “We don’t get any parental consent.”
However, if a test is positive and confirmed positive, then they would have to notify parents.
“We don’t tell parents anything,” the second person said.
The post says “knowing is sexy af.”
“Af” stands for as f*ck.”