Get tested for free at these spots on Gay Men’s HIV Awareness Day

The City of Atlanta, non-profits and county boards of health will offer free HIV tests and PrEP education as part of National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Gay and bisexual men account for 70 percent of all new HIV infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Metro Atlanta has the third-highest rate of new HIV infections.

The events on Friday and Saturday lead into the AIDS Walk Atlanta & Music Festival on Sunday in Piedmont Park. 

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Friday, Sept. 27

Positive Impact Health Centers free HIV testing, Decatur location, 523 Church St., 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

National Gay Men’s HIV & AIDS Awareness Day Free Testing Event, Midtown Moon, 1492 Piedmont Ave., 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. The City of Atlanta and HIV/AIDS non-profit Someone Cares team up for this event, which includes free HIV, STI and hepatitis C testing, free haircuts (with an HIV test) and PrEP supportive services. A pair of tickets to Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ sold out Pride reception on Oct. 10 will also be given out every hour. Someone Cares will also launch its PrEP’n for a Healthier You support group at the event. The group will then meet every Thursday from 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Someone Cares. 

Saturday, Sept. 28

Cobb & Douglas Public Health Fitness Boot Camp, Marietta Square, 99 South Park Square, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. The Cobb & Douglas Public Health office hosts this free fitness boot camp with trainer Brodney McClinton. Free HIV testing, PrEP education and a meal preparation course will also be offered. Cobb & Douglas Public Health will also start offering PrEP at the Marietta Public Health Center starting on Oct. 1. A PrEP Kickoff event will also be held on Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Marietta Public Health Center. 

Positive Impact Health Centers free HIV testing, Duluth location (3350 Breckenridge Blvd., Ste. 200, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) and Decatur location (523 Church St., 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)