Sunday, June 27, 2004

National HIV Testing Day

For the 10th year, National HIV Testing is June 27th. This nationwide
campaign is held annually to encourage people to take an HIV test and to
assess their current or past risks for HIV infection. In the USA, 250,000
people don't know they are infected with HIV and might remain ignorant of
their status since symptoms don't appear for 10 years on average. During
this time, HIV is multiplying at the rate of 10 billion copies per day
within their body. These people are unknowingly infected and infectious.
With recent advancements, HIV can be medically managed as a chronic
disease. Hendry and Glades County Health Department will offer free HIV
testing from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm on Monday, June 28th. Knowing your status
could make a difference with your health and the health of your loved ones.
Get tested. Get treated.

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