Health advocates urge testing on World AIDS Day in the Bronx

Health advocates are urging people to get tested for HIV on World AIDS Day Thursday.

Health officials say the Bronx is home to nearly a quarter of the city?s HIV positive black population and 34 percent of the city?s HIV positive Hispanics. According to a Bronx AIDS Services report, the borough ranks second in the city?s AIDS deaths.

The city?s health department stresses that any statistics it has reflect people who have been tested for the disease. It says there are a countless number of people in all five boroughs who have HIV or AIDS and do not know.

Click here for the location of free and confidential testing clinics.

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