Georgia: Health Fair to Focus on HIV Testing
June 26, 2008
Every three days in Middle Georgia, another person is diagnosed with HIV or AIDS, says Dr. Harold Katner, Mercer University's chief of infectious diseases and a state medical adviser. According to the North Central Health District, blacks have been particularly affected by the disease. On Friday, National HIV Testing Day, Macon will host a fair offering free HIV screening to help those infected get treatment and stop HIV's spread.
Organizers are busing in people and expect about 2,000 participants.
06.26.2008; Eric Newcomer
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.