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Initiative focuses on ending the HIV epidemic in metro Atlanta

The Atlanta Area Outreach Initiative (AAOI) will be hosting its 16th year with an event that will prove to have a significant and lasting impact on the HIV epidemic within the Metropolitan Atlanta Area. The AAOI event will focus on getting individuals who are not in care linked to care and providing information about preventing the spread of the HIV disease. The event will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Loudermilk Center located at 40 Courtland Street, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Fulton County Board of Commissioners Chairman John H. Eaves, Ph.D. and Fulton County District 4 Commissioner, Joan P. Garner will be special guest speakers addressing the theme of “Our Community – Our Responsibility,” highlighting the need for testing, prevention and care. Chairman Eaves serves as the Chief Elected Official for the 20 County Metropolitan Atlanta HIV Health Services Planning Council and the Ryan White Part A Program.

Event attendees will have access to HIV testing, screening for STDs, exhibits, workshops, information on PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), linkage coordination, and other activities to inform and help our community defeat this epidemic. Free meals, parking, t-shirts and bags will be given to people who pre-register at

The AAOI is an annual Care and Prevention Initiative sponsored by the Metropolitan Atlanta HIV Health Services Planning Council (Ryan White Part A Planning Council) and the Fulton-DeKalb High Impact Prevention Program.

For more information, please call 404-613-AAOI.