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National HIV testing day
Today is National HIV Testing Day.
Free HIV testing was provided at several locations in our area today including Attucks Court in Escambia County.
The Florida Department of Health reports that more than eleven-hundred people are living with HIV or Aids in Escambia County.
It's estimated that almost half of new HIV infections are spread by people who don't know they have it.
"I would tell everyone to get tested, if you have that curiosity in your heart, that you need to know, because you don't know who you're hurting. Like, your children, family, friends, whatever...down the line, you can hurt a lot of people".
The Escambia County Department of Health is offering free HIV-testing and syphilis screenings at the Walgreen's on North Pace Boulevard until 7 pm tonight.