Free HIV testing, counseling offered at Marietta center
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From staff reports

On April 30, Cobb & Douglas Public Health will provide free HIV testing and counseling to highlight STD Awareness Month.

Testing will be offered at the CDPH Marietta Public Health Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Marietta Public Health Center is at 1650 County Services Parkway.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1,148,200 persons age 13 years and older are living with HIV infection, including 207,600 who are unaware of their infection. Over the past decade, the number of people living with HIV has increased, while the annual number of new HIV infections has remained relatively stable. Still, the pace of new infections continues at a high level — particularly among certain groups. CDPH is committed to ensuring the community understands that they are not powerless in this fight, by offering education and assistance.

This free event is open to everyone. All testing results are confidential and are available in 20 minutes.

For more information about this event, call (770) 514-2815.

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