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June 24, 2005

Albany-- Albany State University is offering free AIDS testing for the entire community this Monday between Noon and 4:00PM at the ACAD building. The testing is in accordance with activities going on all over the world. The Albany event will be Monday, June 27 on National Test Day.

The event will offer prizes, refreshments and above all free counseling with your testing. Mattie Shiloh, HIV Project Coordinator says the test are important, "The test can first of all let you know your status, secondly get you medications and treatment if you are tested positive so you can live longer, better." The most important part about the test is that it is very easy and the results take 20 minutes.

Everyone in the community is encouraged to come and take advantage of the opportunity. Young people 13 and older can test and do not need a parental signature.

Although there isn't a cure for AIDS, Shiloh believes it is important to take the first step, "The first step is getting tested and then from there you can at least know your status." Testing is offered there for free Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

You can go to a satellite office on Tuesdays and Thursdays so they are flexible. For more information you can contact them at 229-430-1705 for details.

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