New HIV informational website

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A new HIV Initiative website will launch early next month.

Georgia is one of 8 states selected to participate in the program that started in 2012 and runs through September of 2015.

The goals are to bring more awareness, and reduce the stigma attached to HIV, eliminate health disparities among the highest risk groups, and encourage testing.

Studies suggest one in five who have HIV Don't even know they are carrying the virus.

The Southwest public health district says the website will bring much needed information to those that may not know where to find help.

For more information on the HIV initiative go to