National HIV Testing Day wants you to ‘take the test, take control’

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:

June 27

The Ric Crawford Clinic is partnering with Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS to offer free testing at Walgreens including:
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
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.

June 28

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.

June 29

AID Atlanta will be at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
12 p.m. until 4 p.m..