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Free HIV testing event at Walgreens

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ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -

Walgreens is working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control to provide free HIV testing and targeted HIV/AIDS resources at Walgreens locations in heavily affected areas.

This is a part of a national campaign to respond to HIV/AIDS in the United States.

Rapid oral HIV tests will be offered free of cost on a first come first serve basis in your area, Wednesday through Friday.  

Testing will take place at select locations from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. each day.  

Results will be provided within 20 minutes of screening.  

In addition, pharmacists at 300 Walgreens locations across the country will offer one-on-one counseling and other support services to customers and their families that are living with HIV/AIDS.
 
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one million Americans are living with HIV today, yet 1 in 5 of those infected don't know their status.  And, one-third are diagnosed so late in the course of their infection that they develop AIDS within one year.  

WHEN:  
Wednesday, June 22 through Friday, June 24

TIME:  
3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

WHERE:
Walgreens at 5320 Memorial Drive
(northeast corner of Rays & Memorial)
STONE MOUNTAIN

Walgreens at 7530 Roswell Road      
(northwest corner of Roswell & Trowbridge)
ATLANTA

Walgreens at 6665 Highway 85        
(northwest corner of State Road 85 & Main)
RIVERDALE
 
Walgreens at 2945 Panola Road
(northwest corner of Panola & Minola)
LITHONIA

Walgreens at 2675 N. Decatur Road    
(inside DeKalb Medical Center)
DECATUR

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