Shake the stigma.
1 in 5 people living with HIV in Arizona don’t know they have the virus.
Join the IGNITE Crew for our 3rd annual National HIV Testing Day Event: Test Together. This annual event, created for all members of the Phoenix LGBTQ Community and our allies, brings us together for an exciting evening of testing, entertainment, food, prevention, fundraising and, most of all, community.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
5:00 pm – 2:00 am
Hosting IGNITE’s National HIV Testing Day Event for the 3rd year in a row, is one of the hottest clubs in Phoenix, Stacy’s @ Melrose. Located in the heart of the popular downtown Melrose District near the iconic curve on 7th Avenue, you’ll find a casual atmosphere, with an ambiance and charm of an old-world cathedral with the walls featuring local community artists’ works of art, great music and a hoppin’ dance floor.
Stacy’s is staffed with the friendliest employees to provide cheerful customer service and top-notch cocktails and many craft beers. And if you need a breather, visit the spacious patio fully furnished with a full-service bar under the stars.
The best little prick you’ll have all year!
HIV testing results in 20 minutes.
With one little prick on your finger and a small amount of blood, IGNITE’s Testing Team will get your test running while you go back out to enjoy the evening with friends. The test we use looks for the HIV Antigen and Antibody. Typically, one or the other is detectable 17-20 days after exposure. If you feel you may have been exposed to HIV in the last 2-3 weeks, you may need to be re-tested in order to receive a more definitive result.
After 20 minutes, an IGNITE Crew Member will find you to bring you back to the testing area to receive your confidential results. If your test is negative, the Testing Specialist will offer you tools and services to help you stay negative. If your test is positive, you won’t be alone. Your tester will work with you to ensure you’re linked to medical, financial, behavioral and support services to support you while you navigate through the next steps. Learn more about the Testing Process here.
* Note: Only Rapid HIV Testing will be offered at this event. For STI Testing, such as Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and Syphilis, visit Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS website for free STD Testing and Treatment.
Food, Entertainment and More!
Enjoy amazingly fresh & delicious tacos from Sonoran Taco Grill!
One of a kind performances from IGNITE Collaborative!
Get ready to contribute to a Community Art Project with Southwest Center’s Intervention Team!
Shake the stigma with a photo in the Picture Perfect Photobooth!
Your favorite IGNITE services available all night long!
Who would you PAY to see in Drag?
The things we’ll do for the cause…
The contest is simple! Donate to the IGNITE Crew Member you’d PAY to see in drag – and the person who raises the most money at the end of the day on Saturday, June 17th will perform 2 numbers during the Testing Day Event and host an amazing raffle beginning at 11:00 pm! You don’t want to miss this! Vote TODAY!