HIV National Testing Day Friday

Published 7:12 pm Thursday, June 26, 2014

From Beaufort County Health Department

More than 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV, however, 1 in 5 are unaware that they are positive. The CDC (Centers for Disease and Control Prevention) recommends everyone between the ages of 13-64 get tested for HIV as part of routine health care. Early diagnosis and treatment improves health, extends life, and helps prevent the spread of HIV.

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day. National Testing Day encourages individuals to “Get Tested. Take Control.” When you know your status you are able to take the necessary steps to take care of your health and body.

Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church is hosting the 14th Annual Health Fair on Saturday, June 28. Local health care vendors and providers will be in attendance to provide insight and knowledge toward creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. There will be food, door prizes and free HIV Testing. This event is open to the public and will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church, 102 West Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington NC 27899.

Please contact JaNell Lewis, Public Health Education Specialist at 252-940-5090 if there are any questions or concerns.