Positive Connections Want Capitol City Residents To Get Tested

By: WIBW (Kion Hudson)
By: WIBW (Kion Hudson)

FILE - This Monday, May 26, 2006 file picture shows Gilead Sciences Inc.'s Truvada pill in their lab in Foster City, Calif. Two studies announced Wednesday, July 13, 2011 show the pill Truvada helped prevent the spread of the AIDS virus between heterosexual couples in Africa. The drug is already used to treat people with HIV. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

FILE - This Monday, May 26, 2006 file picture shows Gilead Sciences Inc.'s Truvada pill in their lab in Foster City, Calif. Two studies announced Wednesday, July 13, 2011 show the pill Truvada helped prevent the spread of the AIDS virus between heterosexual couples in Africa. The drug is already used to treat people with HIV. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- Positive connections wants Capitol City residents, "To Take the Test, Take Control."

Topeka is among communities around the country observing National HIV Testing Day. Positive Connections offered free HIV testing at the public library.

It's an effort to raise awareness that HIV and AIDS affect people from all demographics. Organizers at todays event emphasized the importance of getting tested.

The CDC estimates more than 1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV and one in five don't know they are infected.


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