February 7 is “National black HIV and aids awareness day”

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ROANOKE(WSLS) -February 7 is national black HIV and aids awareness day.

More than one point two million people today live with HIV. According to the CDC almost half of new HIV infections in the U.S. happen among black people, and thirty one percent of new infections are among black men

The drop in center in Roanoke, a clinic that aims to reduce the number of those affected encouraged Saturday for people to be tested by offering services free of charge.

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