AUGUSTA, Ga. — Youth aged 13 to 24 make up an estimated 26 percent of all new HIV infections in the United States and over half of youth with HIV do not know they are infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
April 10 is National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day and, in an effort to shed more light on this disease, Augusta University will host free, rapid HIV testing throughout the month.
“We are working hard to provide prevention education to our community,” said Raven Wells, Community Outreach Coordinator for Augusta University’s Ryan White Outreach Team. “In addition to abstinence, I encourage young people to practice safe sex, limit your number of sexual partners and know your status by getting tested.”
For a complete list of Augusta University’s free HIV Testing sites, visit csrasafetynet.org/calendar.