On Wednesday, April 30, Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) will provide free HIV testing & counseling to highlight STD Awareness Month.

Testing will be offered at the CDPH Marietta Public Health Center from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Marietta Public Health Center is located at 1650 County Services Parkway.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1,148,200 persons aged 13 years and older are living with HIV infection, including 207,600 (18.1%) who are unaware of their infection. Over the past decade, the number of people living with HIV has increased, while the annual number of new HIV infections has remained relatively stable. Still, the pace of new infections continues at far too high a level— particularly among certain groups. CDPH is committed to ensuring the community understands that they are not powerless in this fight, by offering education and assistance.

“Events such as this one provide residents with critical information and resources to help fight this epidemic”, said Marie Paul-David, District STD Program Manager, Cobb & Douglas Public Health.

This free event is open to everyone. All testing results are confidential and are available in 20 minutes.

For more information about this event, call 770-514-2815.