Albany, Ga., Health Officials Recommend Residents Be Tested For HIV
Albany, Ga., health officials are recommending that all residents between the ages of 13 and 64 be tested for HIV as a part of their routine medical care, the Albany Herald reports. Officials are concerned about HIV in Southwest Georgia, as there are large percentages of low-income and black residents in the area -- populations that have been hard hit by the epidemic, according to the Herald. In addition, Chanel Scott-Dixon, HIV/AIDS program manager for Southwest District Health, said, "We have been seeing an increase in young adults testing positive." In observance of National HIV Testing Day on June 27, public health officials will be offering free HIV testing to residents (Parks, Albany Herald, 6/14).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.