National HIV/AIDS Testing Day is June 27, 2016 and celebrates taking charge of your health by knowing your HIV status. Cobb & Douglas Public Health will host two days of free rapid HIV testing at the Douglas and Marietta Public Health Centers on June 23 and 28.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Marietta Public Health Center, Building B, Classroom B
1738 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30008
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and nearly 1 in 8 don’t know they are infected. Georgia is ranked 5th in the nation for amount of persons living with HIV, and two-thirds (66%) live in the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).
“Finding out your status can be a life changing experience,” said Rachel Franklin, Director of Epidemiology at Cobb & Douglas Public Health. “It can be scary at first, but knowing your status – especially if it’s positive – can help you get access to care, live healthier, and of course learn how to prevent HIV transmission.”
This free event is open to everyone. No appointments are necessary. All testing results are confidential, available in 20 minutes and no needles are used.
For more information, call 770-514-2815 or 770-514-2432.