North Carolina: Free HIV Testing at Dixie Village Shopping Center in Gastonia on March 10
March 8, 2010
On Wednesday, which has been designated National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Gaston County Health Department and the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation will offer free HIV testing. "HIV is not something people want to think about, but the fact is we're all at risk, some more than others," said Michelle Reese, coordinator for the department's Gaston HIV Outreach Program. "We hope to encourage more people to get tested during this event and make it a part of their annual health assessment." The outreach will be held outside Compare Foods in Dixie Village Shopping Center, 2573 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia. For more information on the local event, telephone Reese at 704-862-5374. For more information on the national awareness day, visit www.hhs.gov/aidsawarenessdays/days/woman.
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