Free at-home HIV tests are being offered by the Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services Department for those 17 and older. The tests are being promoted ahead of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Sunday but are offered year-round.

Members of the public can order online to have a test delivered to their home in discreet packaging. The test contains an oral swab that gives users results in 20 minutes.

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  • Grace Nieland is an assistant city editor at the Columbia Missourian. She previously reported on social justice issues, court proceedings and public health. She can be reached at or in the newsroom at 573-882-5720.

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