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|Free HIV testing on National HIV Testing Day|
|by Ryan Watkins|
|June 12, 2012 15:17|
AID Atlanta, one of the city's largest providers of HIV testing and treatment, will offer free HIV tests in locations throughout Atlanta to mark National HIV Testing Day on Sunday, June 24, and Wednesday, June 27.
The first stop will be June 24 at Piedmont Park (12th Street entrance) from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. On the 27th, AID Atlanta will camp outside Underground Atlanta from 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Free tests will also be available during the day at AID Atlanta's offices (1605 Peachtree St. NE) and at the Latin American Association headquarters (2750 Buford Hwy NE).
Georgia was among the top states to report new HIV infections in 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Some 1,300 people are diagnosed each year in the Peach State, CDC numbers show.
National HIV Testing Day is an annual campaign coordinated by the National Association of People with AIDS to encourage people of all ages to "Take the Test, Take Control."
Top photo: Sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt on display at Piedmont Park (by Dyana Bagby)
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