October 20, 2014

National HIV Testing Day

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(Franklin) — This Friday, June 27, 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of National HIV Testing Day, which promotes HIV testing and early diagnosis.

More than 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV, but one person out of five does not know he or she is infected.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends all Americans between the ages of 13-64 get tested for HIV as part of routine health care.

Numerous HIV testing methods are available; including rapid testing that provides results within 20 minutes.

Early diagnosis and treatment of HIV improves health, extends life and helps prevent the spread of this disease.

Pathways Center offers free and confidential rapid HIV testing to anyone over the age of 18 at centers in Franklin, Carrollton, Newnan, LaGrange, Greenville and Griffin.

Additionally, HIV testers from Pathways go out into the community to offer mobile testing.

To get more information to learn testing dates and times or to schedule a testing ever at your site you can call (706) 675-6399 during regular business hours.

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