keepcalmHickory – The AIDS Leadership Foothills Alliance (ALFA) will conduct a free testing event at Catawba Valley Community College Wed., Nov. 30, at noon. The event takes place in the college’s East Wing Auditorium located on the college’s Main Campus on US Hwy. 70 SE in Hickory.

Free HIV and Hepatitis-C tests will be offered; results will be provided in 15 minutes. Individuals living with AIDS will be guest speakers.

ALFA is a United Way member agency providing medical case management, prevention education, HIV testing and counseling as well as volunteer opportunities.

For more information, contact CVCC sociology faculty member Regina Reep, 828-327-7000, ext. 4110,