In recognition of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) on February 7, Fulton County Health Services will provide FREE HIV testing and counseling to residents. NBHAAD is a nationwide mobilization effort designed to encourage African Americans across the United States to get educated, get tested, get treated and involved with HIV/AIDS, as it continues to affect African American communities.
In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded a $4.5 million grant to Fulton County to implement high impact HIV prevention programs in both Fulton and DeKalb Counties. The overall goal of the grant is to identify more residents who are HIV infected but are unaware of their status and to link those individuals with medical services and treatment. The CDC estimates that 1 in 5 HIV infected persons are unaware of their status.