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The Coastal Health District of Georgia serves the counties of Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long & McIntosh

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Free National HIV Testing Day Events Scheduled in Chatham Co. June 27, 28, & 29

The Coastal Health District HIV Prevention Program will offer free HIV testing in June in observance of National HIV Testing Day. This year’s theme is “Test Your Way. Do It Today.”  Testing will be done without the use of a needle and those tested will get results in 20 minutes. No appointment is necessary. A follow-up visit will be scheduled for anyone who tests positive and counseling will be made available to those individuals.
WHEN/WHERE:  3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 27*
Walgreens, 2109 E. Victory Drive, Savannah
*(First 50 people will receive a gift card this day ONLY).

3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 28
Walgreens, 2109 E. Victory Drive, Savannah
(*Free prizes and giveaways)

3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Thursday, June 29
Walgreens, 2109 E. Victory Drive, Savannah
(*Free prizes and giveaways)

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates around 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and one in eight people don’t know they have it. Nearly 45,000 people find out they have HIV every year. In Georgia, the risk of HIV diagnosis is 1 in 51.  National HIV Testing Week is an opportunity to raise awareness, encourage people to get the facts, tested, get involved, and get linked to care and treatment services. The Coastal Health District is pleased to offer free HIV testing as part of this global effort.

For more information, please call Diane DeVore at (912) 644-5828 or e-mail Diane.Devore@dph.ga.gov

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