World AIDS Day Observance Events Scheduled

2020 Theme: “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Resilience and Impact”

The Coastal Health District HIV Prevention Program is hosting free HIV testing events and giveaways in observance of World AIDS Day.

The first free HIV Testing & Turkey Giveaway will be held at Chatham County Health Department, 1395 Eisenhower Dr., on Thursday, November 19 from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Get tested and get a free frozen turkey, face mask, and hand sanitizer while supplies last. One turkey per household. Must be 16 years of age or older to get tested.

A free HIV Testing & Gift Card Giveaway will be held at Chatham County Health Department, 1602 Drayton St., on Monday, November 30 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free testing and giveaways including gift cards, swag bags, and self-protection kits while supplies last.

Launched in 1988, World AIDS Day is observed every year on December 1. The Coastal Health District, along with organizations all over the world, holds events on and around that day to promote awareness of HIV, decrease stigma surrounding HIV, and advocate for an end to the HIV epidemic. As a reminder, HIV testing is always free at all health departments in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties and available Monday through Friday during regular health department hours of operation.

Masks required and social distancing observed at all events.

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