Following Charlie Sheen’s announcement that he has HIV, the topic is making headlines.
In Nebraska, it is estimated that between 2,200 and 2,500 people are living with HIV, according to the Nebraska AIDS Project, citing CDC statistics.
The Nebraska AIDS Project provides resources and awareness about the virus in Nebraska, southwest Iowa and part of Wyoming, with offices in Omaha, Lincoln, Norfolk, Kearney and Scottsbluff.
The organization offers free HIV testing at multiple offices. In Omaha (250 S. 77th St.), testing hours are by appointment from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Walk-in hours run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
If you have questions, you can call the National AIDS Hotline at (800) 232-4636.