• The North Georgia Health District offices in Dalton and Health Departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties will be CLOSED on Monday, April 24th for a State Holiday. This also applies to all Environmental Health, WIC and Children's Medical Services. Normal hours of operation will resume the following day.

HIV/AIDS - Get tested. Know your status.

HIV/AIDS awareness ribbonAnyone can get HIV. There is no cure for HIV, but it can be prevented. If you need HIV care call 706-281-2360.


  • In 2010, the number of persons living with HIV/AIDS in Georgia was 33,920.
  • Each year in the U.S. an estimated 50,000 new HIV infections occur according to the CDC.  Currently CDC estimates over 1.2 million people in the United States have HIV and 14% of those do not know they are infected.

 Useful Information

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/index.html (HIV Basics)

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/library/factsheets/index.html (All HIV Fact Sheets)

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/risk_WIC.pdf  (Fact Sheet – HIV among Pregnant Women, Infants, and Children in the United States)

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/factsheets/PDF/stats_basics_factsheet.pdf  (Fact Sheet – HIV in the United States: At A Glance)

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/risk_latino2.pdf (Fact Sheet - HIV Among Latinos)

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/spanish/pdf/spanish_risk_racialEthnic_latinos2.pdf (Fact Sheet - HIV Among Latinos – Spanish)

http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/docs/2012/HIV-Infections-2007-2010.pdf (New HIV Infections in the United States)

http://aidsvu.org/state/georgia/ (Georgia Stats on HIV)


Disclaimer: Some of the material presented here may not be suitable for children under 13 to view without the supervision and guidance of a parent, guardian or other responsible adult.

Are you a Community Agency who wants to provide HIV Counseling and Testing? Please call the Living Bridge Center located in the Whitfield County Health Department at 706-281-2360.


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