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    NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

RAPID HIV TESTING IS NOW AVAILABLE IN DALTON AND IS PROVIDED THROUGH THE NORTH GEORGIA HEALTH DISTRICT AT THE WHITFIELD COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

THE RAPID HIV TEST IS QUICK, CONFIDENTIAL AND REQUIRES ONLY A FINGERSTICK. TEST RESULTS WILL BE PROVIDED DURING THE SAME OFFICE VISIT. COUNSELING, FOLLOW-UP AND REFERRAL WILL BE PROVIDED, AS NEEDED. THE RAPID HIV TEST IS FREE OF CHARGE.

WALK-IN TESTING TIMES WILL BE ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS FROM 9:00 A.M UNTIL 3:00 P.M.

THE WHITFIELD COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS LOCATED AT 800 PROFESSIONAL BOULEVARD IN DALTON.

THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE RAPID HIV TESTING THAT IS BEING PROVIDED BY PUBLIC HEALTH IN DALTON, CALL (706) 281-2370.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HIV/AIDS AND ITS PREVENTION, LOG ONTO THE CDC WEBSITE AT WWW.CDC.GOV/HIV.