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Contact: Bill Furney
(919) 715-4174

Date: July 15, 2008

HIV Testing Campaign to hold events in Winston-Salem

Este pagina en espanolRALEIGH – “Get Real. Get Tested,” a public health awareness campaign to encourage people to get tested for HIV, will hold free testing events on July 18 and July 19 in Winston-Salem.  

Free testing will be available on Friday, July 18 at Church’s Chicken, 1301 Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.

On Saturday, free testing will be available at Cook’s Flea Market, Hwy. 52 North and Germanton Road, Winston-Salem from noon until 4 p.m.

Several agencies in Winston-Salem are co-sponsoring these events. They include the Forsyth County Health Department, Positive Wellness Alliance and AIDS Care Services.

More than 32,000 North Carolinians are infected with HIV disease. Up to one-third of them may not know that they are HIV positive.

This statewide HIV education and testing campaign is being conducted by the North Carolina Communicable Disease Branch of the Division of Public Health in cooperation with community-based organizations and local health departments. The goals are to test people for HIV who have never been tested before, identify people living with HIV/AIDS who need care, and provide HIV and AIDS prevention and education messages to the general public. 

For more information and to find out where to get tested, go to and click on the link that says “Click here for local testing sites.”







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