Free HIV testing will be offered through the Division of Public Health at two Delaware state service centers June 27, in observance of National HIV Testing Day.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care.

“Knowing your HIV status is so important because there are treatment options available,” said DPH Director Karyl Rattay. “Additionally, in the event that you are HIV positive, you can take precautions to prevent spreading the virus to a sexual partner or spreading the virus to others by exposing them to your blood.”

The free HIV tests through DPH will be available from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Shipley State Service Center, 350 Virginia Ave., Seaford; and from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Porter State Service Center, 511 W. Eighth St., Wilmington.

The results of HIV testing are usually available within 30 minutes. Tests are confidential, and walk-ins are welcome.

For more, call the Porter State Service Center at 777-2860 or the Shipley State Service Center at 628-6772.