In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) will host a free HIV/AIDS testing and counseling event at the Marietta Public Health Center on Friday, February 5.
Testing is free, confidential and open to everyone. Results are available within 20 minutes. No needles or blood is required.
Free HIV/AIDS Testing and Counseling
Friday, February 5
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cobb & Douglas Public Health
Marietta Public Health Center, Building B – Classroom B
1738 County Services Parkway|
Marietta, Georgia 30008
“HIV continues to devastate communities, but African-American communities are especially hard-hit with the disease,” said Rachel Franklin, Director of Epidemiology at Cobb & Douglas Public Health. “We want our Metro Atlanta residents in Cobb and Douglas counties to realize that a simple, painless HIV test is the first step to preventing the spread of HIV, and builds a foundation on which their journey to whole health can be planned and maintained. Knowing your status can save your life, and the lives of your loved ones.”
For more information about this event or other HIV/AIDS services at CDPH, please call 770-514-2815 or visit cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org/hiv.
About National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
February 7, 2016 marks the 16th year for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative targeted at Blacks in the United States and the Diaspora. NBHAAD was founded in 1999 as a national response to the growing HIV and AIDS epidemic in African American communities. The NBHAAD initiative leverages a national platform to educate, bring awareness, and mobilize the African American community. NBHAAD has four key focus areas which encourage people to:
- Get Educated about HIV and AIDS
- Get Involved in community prevention efforts
- Get Tested to know their status
- Get Treated to receive the continuum of care needed to live with HIV/AIDS
For more information about National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, visit nationalblackaidsday.org.