Forsyth County Offering Free HIV Testing This Weekend

10:47 PM, Jun 28, 2013   |    comments
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Winston-Salem, NC -- More than 1.1 million Americans are currently living with HIV, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one in five people infected, don't know they have HIV.

"Once you know you're HIV positive, you can actually do something about it," said Jennifer Nall, supervisor for the Forsyth County Department of Public Health's POSSE organization. "But, you have to know you have it. So you have to get tested."

Forsyth County Health officials and local Walgreens stores are offering free HIV tests this weekend. It's part of a national push to raise awareness of the disease on National HIV Testing Day.

So, if you'd like to get your free test, head out to one of these two Winston-Salem Walgreens locations Saturday:

1712 S. Stratford Rd.

2125 Cloverdale Ave.

The HIV screenings will go on from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., but if you can't make it, the Forsyth County Department of Public Health will offer several more opportunities for free HIV tests.

Just visit the department's website for information on time and locations.

WFMY News 2

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