The Cobb County health department is offering several opportunities for free HIV screenings the rest of the year at Walgreens stores.
According to health officials, 1 in 5 Georgians who have HIV don’t know it.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus can lead to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS.
In 2015, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, an estimated 2,381 adults and adolescents were diagnosed with HIV in the state. That put Georgia fifth in the United States.
Here’s when and where the free testing will occur:
Aug. 31, 1733 Macland Road in Marietta
Sept. 28, 2975 Delk Road in Marietta
Oct. 26, 4120 Austell Road in Austell
Nov. 23, 2390 South Cobb Drive in Smyrna
Dec. 14, 2670 Cobb Parkway in Smyrna
Gracie Bonds Staples, a columnist with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, wrote a five-part series about HIV and Black gay men, who according to the CDC are 22 times more likely to be HIV positive than Black Americans overall. You can read that here.
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