CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News UpdateGEORGIA: Health Fair to Offer Free HIV Testing and Education
By Charles Oliver
June 12, 2013
The Daily Citizen (Dalton, Ga.) (06.10.2013)
As part of the “Healing Stigma” campaign developed by the Georgia HIV Early Intervention Specialists Program and funded through the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Highland Rivers will partner with Avita Community Partners and the Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership to provide free HIV testing and education at the Mack Gaston Community Center located at 214 Frederick Street in Dalton, Ga., on June 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CDC statistics list Georgia as sixth in the nation in numbers of confirmed HIV cases and estimate that as many as one-fifth of individuals with HIV do not know they are infected. According to Highland Rivers HIV Education Specialist Tina Gossett, that makes testing especially important.