Fulton County comprises 10 percent of Georgia’s population and accounts for 54 percent of the state’s AIDS cases. In recognition of World AIDS Day, December 1, 2011, the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness encourages residents to take control and get tested in a world-wide effort to reach “ZERO New Infections, ZERO Discrimination and ZERO AIDS Related Deaths”.
On Thursday, December 1, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., free HIV and Syphilis testing will be available at Aldredge Health Center - 99 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30303
Other activities will include: provider/vendor displays and “Lunch and Learn” for clients and staff.
The 2011 World AIDS Campaign focuses on “Zero AIDS Related Deaths” signifying a push towards greater access to treatment for all.
According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, in 2010, there were 2,037 newly diagnosed HIV/ AIDS cases in Georgia.