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Unity Fest

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Date(s): 6/25/23
Start time: 2:00 PM
End time: 6:00 PM
Location:

Best Friends Restaurant & Bar
2672 Godby Road
College Park, GA 30349

Price: Free
Type: Education & Lectures, Festivals, LGBT

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Ahead of National HIV Testing Day, please join the Atlanta Testing Coalition and the Fulton County Board of Health on Sunday, June 25 at Best Friend’s Restaurant and Lounge at 2672 Godby Road from 2:00pm to 6:00pm for an event sponsored by Gilead Sciences. The event will offer free rapid HIV testing and resources linking to HIV/PrEP care, along with music and entertainment to educate people living in Atlanta about the importance of taking the first step toward knowing their HIV status.

HIV testing is a critical tool to help end the HIV epidemic in the United States, and taking an HIV test is the only way to know one’s HIV status. About 158,000 of the estimated 1.2 million people living with HIV in the U.S. are unaware of their status, which emphasizes the need for increased testing. In Atlanta, there were 38,140 people living with HIV in 2020, with more than 1,200 new diagnoses.

While progress has been made, gay and bisexual men have continued to be disproportionately impacted, making up more than half of all people living with HIV across the U.S. in 2019 and more than 72% of those living with HIV in Atlanta in 2020. Gay and bisexual men face multiple HIV prevention challenges, such as racism, discrimination, homophobia and stigma, that put them at higher risk for HIV and prevent them from accessing quality health care that allows them to be aware of their status and take steps to improve their health. such as racism, discrimination, homophobia and stigma, that put them at higher risk for HIV and prevent them from accessing quality health care that allows them to be aware of their status and take steps to improve their health.






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