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CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update
GEORGIA: Health Board to Offer Free HIV Tests

<p>Curt Yeomans</p>

June 20, 2013

Clayton News Daily (06.18.2013)

The Clayton County, Ga., Board of Health will commemorate June 27’s National HIV Testing Day with four days of free HIV testing for county residents older than the age of 13. Individuals will receive results in 20 minutes and will be able to obtain information and support from health educators after their testing. The board will administer tests June 24–26 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and June 27 from 12 noon to 7:00 p.m. at its offices, located at 1117 Battle Creek Road, Jonesboro, Ga. National HIV Testing Day was established in 1995 to emphasize the reasons why individuals should be tested for HIV and to encourage testing. CDC estimates that nearly 1.2 million Americans are HIV-positive and nearly one in five of those infected are unaware they have the virus.