Free HIV testing for national HIV testing day

Free HIV testing for national HIV testing day. / Photo: Danielle Ledbetter

Wednesday is National HIV Testing Day.

The Department of Public Health teamed up with Walgreen's and Greater than AIDS to offer free testing.

They gave out free testing at the Walgreen's on North Slappey from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

DPH says it's important to get tested because if you have HIV, the sooner you get treatment the better.

Remy Hutchins with DPH says, "if they don't know their status they can't get into treatment and early linkage to treatment is what individuals need if they're diagnosed with HIV so that they can have the best health outcomes."

If you missed the free testing event, the department offers free testing every Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Dougherty County Health Department.

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