HIV Testing Clinic Targets Tallahassee

By: Andy Alcock Email
By: Andy Alcock Email
The "Greater Than AIDS Escapade" included an interactive health fair.

MGN Online

The target is zero.

An HIV testing clinic was held at the Walgreen's on Tallahassee's East Magnolia Drive Friday.

The idea behing the "Greater Than AIDS Escapade" is to get to zero new HIV infections in the community.

In addition to 20 minute testing for HIV, the interactive health fair included free medication reviews, blood pressure checks and glucose screenings.

"Anything greater than zero is too much," said event organizer Kenneth Joseph. "So that's why we're trying to get to zero percent prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Tallahassee. Probably won't happen in a lifetime, but that's why we're calling it a journey," he said.

The event coincided with national HIV testing day.

The goal was to test more than 60 people.

Event sponsors included the Florida Department of Health, several FAMU organizations, Sweat Therapy and Neighborhood Medical Center.

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