North Carolina: State Public Health Officials Sponsoring Free HIV Testing in Winston-Salem
October 14, 2008
On Wednesday, the state Division of Public Health is promoting free HIV testing statewide, and it is especially encouraging Latinos to find out their HIV status. "Providing free testing across the state on Latino AIDS Awareness Day is one way we can make it easier for people to learn about HIV/AIDS and to find out their status," said Leah Devlin, North Carolina's health director. The Forsyth County Health Department and Amigos are sponsoring the screenings in Winston-Salem, which will be offered 5-8:30 p.m. at 1238 Waughtown St. HIV testing is free at most local health departments. For more information, telephone 800-662-7030 or go to www.ncalhd.org/county.htm.
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.