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By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –It's world AIDS day and free HIV tests were given out Wednesday at a south Georgia College.

Oral tests were given out at Valdosta State University. The test gives results in about 20 minutes.

World AIDS day celebrates the lives saved by HIV prevention and treatment programs. Thirty- three million people in the world are living with HIV.

South Health District says it's important for a person to know their status.

"If they're on medication the amount of virus in their body is so reduced that they're less likely to transmit it to other people so although it is helping to prolong their life it is also helping to protect new infections in the community," said January Smith, a South Health District public health educator.

HIV tests typically costs between $80 to $120.


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