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Join us for World AIDS Day in the Mid-Atlantic States

SEP 07, 2017
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that over 1.2 million people in the United States are infected with HIV.* Because symptoms aren’t often present in the first few years, roughly 15% of those who are HIV-positive are unaware that they have it. This is why it’s important to get tested regularly, no matter what your background or lifestyle might be.

 

A global gathering

 

World AIDS Day is an annual day of observance recognized around the world. The main purpose of this day is to spread awareness and offer support to people living with HIV. Wearing a red ribbon is a great way to show your solidarity, but World AIDS Day is also an opportunity to learn more, educate others, and get tested yourself for HIV.

 

Join us for our World AIDS Day event

 

As part of Kaiser Permanente’s Whole Health and Wellness Series, we are observing World AIDS Day at select medical centers on December 1.

 

Learn more about HIV/AIDS and get screened — at no extra cost — at one of our participating facilities:

 

  • Largo Medical Center
  • Kaiser Permanente Baltimore Harbor Medical Center
  • Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center
  • Tysons Corner Medical Center
  • Gaithersburg Medical Center

Daytime events and activities are available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. They include:

 

  • HIV information booths
  • On-site same-day screening for HIV (at no cost for members)
  • Promotional giveaways

At 5 p.m., each location will host a 90-minute evening seminar. Join us for a light complimentary dinner and hear our infectious disease specialists discuss recent advances in HIV treatment.

 

To learn more about the Whole Health and Wellness Series, and to register for the World AIDS Day event, go to kpwhole.health.com. You can also call 240-602-8285.

 

* cdc.gov

 

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