Louisiana Testing Tour to Offer HIV Tests, Counseling
June 27, 2011
On Saturday, Louisiana launched its "State of Awareness" HIV testing tour, a week-long traveling campaign bringing free testing events to cities throughout the state. The effort, which is jointly produced by the state Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) HIV/AIDS program and the Black AIDS Institute, coincides with Monday's designation as National HIV Testing Day.
"National Testing Day is one more step to normalizing testing and reducing the stigma attached to HIV," said Timothy Young, executive director of the HIV/AIDS Alliance for Region Two Inc. "The only way to cure HIV ultimately is for no one else to catch it. For that to happen, people need to know their status."
The Advocate (Baton Rouge)
06.25.2011; Steven Ward
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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