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Nonprofit offers free, confidential HIV testing June 27

ATLANTA — AIDS Healthcare Foundation is committed to providing cutting edge medical care and advocacy regardless of people’s ability to pay. The nonprofit will offer free HIV testing in Atlanta on June 27 for National HIV Testing Day.

“We’re providing this as a community resource," Imara Canady with AIDS Healthcare Foundation said. “We will continue to do as we always do and make sure all Atlantans who seek this service feel safe in the environment they are getting the HIV test.”

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The COVID-19 lockdown put a pause on community outreach programs like mobile testing in metro Atlanta.

The foundation is shifting from large public testing sites to smaller events at healthcare centers and their Out of the Closet thrift store where they can continue testing while following new CDC guidelines during the pandemic.

It only takes a minute for patients to know their status and find support.

“The good news is you come in get tested and leaving knowing your status and getting linked to care if you do test positive for HIV,” Canady said.

June 27 isn’t the only day to get a free test. You can find the confidential testing site closest to your zip code by visiting this website.