Montefiore Medical Center working to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS

Health officials say the Bronx has the highest number of HIV/AIDS cases in the city.

According to the New York City Department of Health, the number of AIDS and AIDS related deaths have gone down, but say it is still very much a crisis especially among the black community. They say more than 50 percent of all new HIV infections occur among black men and women.

That's why doctors at Montefiore Medical Center are offering a number of free services Friday, which is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The hospital is offering free health screenings and HIV tests and counseling for the public.

Health officials say it's important to raise awareness about the disease because new cases continue to be diagnosed.

For more information call, (718) 231-3296.

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