According to the Georgia Division of Public Health, the number of Georgians living with HIV/AIDS jumped almost 27 percent from 2004 to 2007.Â Fulton County comprises 10 percent of Georgiaâ€™s population and accounts for 54 percent of the stateâ€™s AIDS cases.Â In recognition of World AIDS Day, December 1, 2010, the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness encourages residents to take control and get tested to learn their status.
On December 1, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. â€“ 3:00 p.m., free HIV and Syphilis testing will be available at:
- Aldredge Health Center - 99 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30303
- Neighborhood Union Health Center â€“ 186 Sunset Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30314
- College Park Health Center â€“ 1920 John E. Wesley Avenue, College Park, GA 30337
Despite increases in the total number of people living with HIV in the United States in recent years, the annual number of new HIV infections has remained relatively stable. However, new infections continue at a far too high level, with an estimated 56,300 Americans becoming infected with HIV each year.Â Take control, get tested.
For more information about Fulton County HIV and World AIDS Day testing sites,Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â call (404) 730-1468 or log-on to www.fultoncountygahealth.org.Â For more information about World AIDS Day, visit www.cdc.gov.