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HIV Prevention Program Supports Youth

Posted on April 5th, 2019

April 10th is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD). The day was created to educate the public about the impact of HIV/AIDS on young people and to highlight the work going on across the country to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. While youth are making better decisions about sexual behavior and drug use, it’s not enough to protect them from HIV and STDs. According to the CDC, 1 in 5 new HIV infections occurs in youth ages 13 to 24 years. More alarming, about 60% of all youth with HIV don’t know they are infected, which means they are not getting treated and can unknowingly pass the virus on to others.

GNR Health Departments is working tirelessly to educate and test the Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale County residents on HIV. Our HIV Prevention Program in partnership with Georgia Department of Public Health, is dedicated to ending the HIV epidemic. The HIV Prevention Program has specialized epidemiologists, health educators, and healthcare providers working together to spread awareness on the risk of HIV, offer rapid tests that can detect HIV in minutes, and more!

Education and prevention materials are provided at our health clinics and can be delivered to organizations upon request. We offer FREE HIV testing at all of our health clinics with no appointment required. Everyone – youth, adults, seniors – can get tested for HIV. We don’t stop at just testing individuals for HIV; we also offer referrals to low-cost providers for HIV positive individuals and help HIV positive individuals who may have discontinued their treatment find treatment again.

For confidential health support: call 770-339-4260 or visit one of our locations.

Helpful Links

HIV.gov

CDC

Georgia Department of Public Health 

Health Department Locations 

Get Tested for HIV Flyer – English

Get Tested for HIV Flyer – Spanish