Kentucky Health Officials Join National HIV Testing Effort
August 12, 2009
Health officials in Kentucky are participating in a nationwide effort called the "Test 1 Million Campaign," with the hopes of "encouraging everyone to get tested for HIV, particularly African-Americans and Hispanics," WKYT.com reports. Officials from the Department for Public Health held a news conference on Monday to announce the effort. HIV Activist Bobby Edelen said, "If we get one million people tested and find a percentage of those people who have it are positive, those people can make a positive change in their lives." While health officials are targeting blacks and Hispanics, they "are hoping [their] message reaches everyone," according to WKYT (Evans, 8/11).
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