Life in Korea: getting an AIDS test free and anonymously

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After the recent Rubber Seoul event, I thought I'd share a little public service announcement. An AIDS test is something that should be on your list if you're sexually active. The Korea Federation for HIV/AIDS Prevention (KHAP) offers free and anonymous testing in Seoul and Ansan twice a month, once at each location. Beyond the free condoms you can pick up there, it's important. For more information or make a reservation, check out

Head to the Ansan center every 1st Sunday or the Seoul center every 3rd Sunday. You need a reservation; call 02-927-4323 for the Seoul center or 031-495-0560 for the Ansan center. 

Directions to the Seoul center: take line 4 of the Seoul subway system to the Gireum station. Take exit 7 to street level, then go straight through the intersection and look look just past the SK gas station.

Get it done - then hit up the clubs knowing you're safe.

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