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    IF INCLEMENT WEATHER CAUSES ANY OF OUR COVID-19 VACCINE CLINICS TO DELAY OPENING OR TO CLOSE, WE WILL POST THAT INFORMATION RIGHT HERE WITH INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING APPOINTMENT RESCHEDULING. ON INCLEMENT WEATHER DAYS, PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE TO THIS **ALERTS** SECTION OF OUR WEBSITE FOR ANY UPDATES THAT MAY AFFECT YOU BEFORE GOING TO YOUR APPOINTMENT IN CHEROKEE, FANNIN, GILMER, MURRAY, PICKENS OR WHITFIELD COUNTY. THANK YOU!

     
  • For FREE COVID-19 TESTING in North Georgia, log on HERE.

Lucy Branson [left] of the North Georgia Health District's Living Bridge Center administers an Orasure, or oral swab, HIV testLucy Branson [left] of the North Georgia Health District's Living Bridge Center administers an Orasure, or oral swab, HIV testTHE LIVING BRIDGE CENTER IN DALTON WILL OFFER FREE HIV TESTING ON NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012. THE FREE TESTING WILL BE CONDUCTED FROM 9 A.M. UNTIL 1 P.M. AT THE WHITFIELD COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT, LOCATED AT 800 PROFESSIONAL BOULEVARD IN DALTON, GEORGIA.

THE ORASURE (ORAL SWAB) TESTING METHOD WILL BE USED.

WHO SHOULD BE TESTED?

THE CDC RECOMMENDS THAT EVERYONE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 13 AND 64 BE TESTED FOR HIV AT LEAST ONCE IN THEIR LIFETIME, AND THOSE AT INCREASED RISK -- SUCH AS GAY AND BISEXUAL MEN, INJECTION DRUG USERS, OR PERSONS WITH MULTIPLE SEXUAL PARTNERS -- SHOULD BE TESTED AT LEAST ANNUALLY.

FREE T-SHIRTS, EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS, GOODY BAGS, AND INCENTIVE CARDS FOR RETURNING FOR TEST RESULTS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PARTICIPANTS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS FREE HIV TESTING EVENT, CALL THE LIVING BRIDGE CENTER AT 706-281-2360.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY, LOG ONTO WWW.NAPWA.ORG.

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