Media contact: Emily Gresham Wherle, Public Information Administrator, 859.344.5470 or Emily.Gresham-Wherle@nkyhealth.org.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Nearly one in five people with HIV don’t know that they are infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those who don’t know their HIV status can infect others and may have more serious illness if treatment is delayed. Thus, early diagnosis of HIV is critical to future treatment and prevention. The Northern Kentucky Health Department regularly offers walk-in HIV testing, with four testing opportunities planned for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day from 1 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at the following locations:
Tests will be conducted using the OraQuick method, an oral swab test that offers results in 20 minutes. During each testing session, staff from the Health Department will be available to provide information and answer questions about HIV/AIDS.
For more information about National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, please visit http:// www.blackaidsday.org. For more information on local HIV testing, counseling and case management services, please contact the Health Department at 859.341.4264 or visit http://www.nkyhealth.org.
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