Nearly 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV and one in five doesn’t know it. Georgia is ranked fourth in the nation for new HIV infections and rates of infections continue to increase among gay and bisexual men. The numbers are staggering and one way to help stave off the spread of new infections is for people to get tested.
June 27 is National HIV Testing Day and numerous organizations throughout metro Atlanta are offering free and quick testing. AID Atlanta is even entering those who get tested at one of their spots into a drawing to win two tickets to the Jay Z and Beyoncé concert on July 15 at the Georgia Dome.
Some of the places to get tested:
The Ric Crawford Clinic is partnering with Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS to offer free testing at Walgreens including: Walgreens 631 Professional Drive, Ste. 100 Lawrenceville, GA 30046 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Someone Cares will host a community-wide free HIV testing event at its main office 1950 Spectrum Circle, Ste. 145 Marietta, GA 30067 678-921-2706 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Someone Cares has also partnered with the Marquette Night Club, in one of the highest at risk areas in metro Atlanta, to offer free HIV and STD testing to the LGBTQ community Partying with a purpose! 868 Joseph E. Boone Blvd. NW Atlanta, GA 30314 10 p.m. until 2 a.m.
On-site testing at AID Atlanta 1605 West Peachtree St. NE Atlanta, GA 30309 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
AID Atlanta is offering HIV testing at the Evolution Project, a metro Atlanta drop-in community center for young, black, gay or bisexual men and transgender individuals 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
AID Atlanta will also be offering testing at Underground Atlanta at Upper Alabama 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Someone Cares will participate in Cobb and Douglas Services Board “Know Your Status and Healthcare Screening Event” Cobb Recovery Center 331 North Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30008 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Someone Cares will partner with Making Away Housing in providing HIV testing CVS Pharmacy 5815 Campbellton Road Atlanta, GA 30331 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
AID Atlanta will be testing at Rainbow Days at Six Flags 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.
AID Atlanta will be at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church 12 p.m. until 4 p.m..