The DeKalb County Board of Health encourages the community to join in celebrating National HIV Testing Day, on Friday, June 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the 285 Flea Market in Decatur.
“We need to ensure this deadly disease continues to remain on the community’s radar. Education and proper, timely treatment are critical for preventing the transmission of the virus,” said Dr. S. Elizabeth Ford, District Director of the DeKalb County Board of Health. The goal of this event is to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and to ensure people get tested for HIV, know their status and get linked to care and treatment services.
Event: Free rapid HIV tests; HIV education and chronic disease prevention, healthy living and nutrition tips; music and gift bags for test recipients.
Date/time: Friday, June 24, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: The 285 Flea Market, 4525 Glenwood Road, Decatur, Georgia 30032
For more information, please view the full press release.