Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) is honoring National Latino AIDS Awareness Day and will be having a free HIV testing & counseling event at the Marietta Public Health Center from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Oct. 23. The Marietta Public Health Center is located at 1650 County Services Parkway.
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day is coordinated by the Latino Commission on AIDS. This day is observed each year on Oct. 15 to increase the awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS in the Hispanic/Latino community in the United States.
“This event allows us to continue to engage all demographics and groups in the community. We want to continue to redefine the current misconception and myths that surround HIV/AIDS, especially in Cobb and Douglas County,” said CDPH HIV Prevention Manager Karrie Pate.
According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 252,400 Hispanics/Latinos in the U.S. had HIV in 2015.
CDPH testing, counseling, and outreach efforts include the help of knowledgeable, compassionate counselors that can guide residents through the next steps or discuss risk-reducing techniques. Free HIV testing is also offered Monday- Friday, during normal business hours.
For more information about the FREE HIV testing event or about the HIV Prevention program, call 678-784-1083. #NLAAD2018
About Cobb & Douglas Public Health
Cobb & Douglas Public Health, along with the Georgia Department of Public Health, has been committed to the mission of “Healthier Lives. Healthier Community.” since 1920. We are dedicated to improving our residents’ quality of life by tracking and preventing the spread of disease, promoting health and safety, providing exceptional medical services, and ensuring that our community is prepared for public health emergencies. For more information, visit www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org.