Free HIV testing at Walgreens

Today is National HIV testing day and the Southwest Georgia Public Health District is encouraging people to get tested.

Starting today through Saturday health officials will be set up at the Walgreens on Dawson Road, offering free HIV testing.

They'll be there from 3 to 7 today and tomorrow and on Saturday from 10 a.m. till two.

“Through that HIV testing we are also able to get more people into treatment earlier just like any other kind of illness, and that early treatment usually ends up resulting in lower transmission rates,” says HIV Program Director Elijah Miranda.

Saturday is National HIV Testing Day.

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