In observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) will be hosting a free HIV testing event, which includes a roundtable discussion, on Friday, Feb. 8. The event will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Marietta Public Health Center located at 1738 County Services Parkway.

This event will offer an in-depth conversation about HIV/AIDS in our community. There will also be a discussion on the topics of proper care, prevention, and lifestyle maintenance.

“We see a lot of misconceptions and stigma surrounding HIV in the Metro-Atlanta area, and our goal is to ensure that the community receives the appropriate education and the opportunity to be tested and receive proper care, said Karrie Pate, CDPH HIV Prevention Program Manager.”

Testing during the event is free and open to everyone. Results are confidential and available within 60 seconds.

For more information about this free HIV testing event, call 770-514-2815.

About Cobb & Douglas Public Health
Cobb & Douglas Public Health, along with the Georgia Department of Public Health, has been committed to the mission of “Healthier Lives. Healthier Community. since 1920. We are dedicated to improving our residents’ quality of life by tracking and preventing the spread of disease, promoting health and safety, providing exceptional medical services, and ensuring that our community is prepared for public health emergencies. For more information, visit