Arizona: Officials Get HIV Tests to Foster Awareness
July 7, 2006
Last week at Body Positive in Phoenix, Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox and Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon underwent HIV testing. "What you don't know can hurt you. The first step in treatment and prevention is knowing about it," Gordon said. The testing, which coincided with National HIV Testing Day, was part of the national Mayors' Campaign Against HIV. About one in 500 Arizonans are HIV-positive. Wilcox said the test was "very quick, very easy, and it didn't hurt."
07.07.2006; Lauren Michelle Gilger
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.