Mecklenburg County Health Department is offering free syphilis and HIV testing under the department’s SMASH (Stopping Mecklenburg’s Acceleration of Syphilis and HIV) program. Testing is located at the Urban Ministry Center, 945 College Street. Tests are confidential and consist of having blood drawn. Results will be available in three weeks and can be picked up at the center. For more information contact Hannah Stutts at 704-432-5758.