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

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World AIDS Day Observance Events Scheduled in Chatham County

The Coastal Health District HIV Prevention Program will  hold several “community conversations” along with free and confidential HIV testing events in observance of World AIDS Day.

Launched in 1988, World AIDS Day is observed every year on December 1. The Coastal Health District, along with organizations all over the world, holds events on and around that day to promote awareness of HIV, decrease stigma surrounding HIV, and advocate for an end to the HIV epidemic.

According to the World Health Organization, of the 37.9 million people living with HIV at the end of 2018, 79% received testing, 62% received treatment, and 53% had achieved suppression of the HIV virus with no risk of infecting others.

The theme of this year’s World AIDS Day, “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community,” reflects the important role that communities play in all aspects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic – from breaking down barriers related to delivery of care, to ensuring that the epidemic remains on the forefront of both the political and human landscape.

Scheduled Events

“A Community Conversation in Observance of World AIDS Day”
West Broad Seventh-day Adventist Church
2501 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.
Saturday, November 30
10:45 a.m.


“A Community Conversation in Observance of World AIDS Day”
Impact Church en Español
5975 Ogeechee Road
Sunday, December 1
2 p.m.


*Walgreens
2109 E. Victory Drive
Monday, December 2
3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
*(Gift cards to the first 50 people tested)


Star Castle*
550 Mall Blvd.
Thursday, December 5
8 p.m. – 1 a.m.
*(Free entry with HIV test. Gift cards to first 50 people tested. Must be 21+ or present valid college ID after 10 p.m.)

HIV testing is always free at all health departments in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties and available Monday through Friday during regular health department hours of operation.

Anyone with questions about testing can call Diane DeVore at (912) 644-5828 or e-mail Diane.Devore@dph.ga.gov.

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