DHH offers free HIV tests at Bayou Classic

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Posted: Nov 22, 2011 3:02 PM
Source: Associated Press

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NEW ORLEANS - Bayou Classic fans are being encouraged to take a free HIV test while in New Orleans for the annual football matchup between arch rivals Southern University and Grambling

The game between the two predominantly black colleges will be played Saturday at the Superdome.

Kickoff is at 1:30 p.m.

On game day, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., free HIV testing will be available outside the Superdome at the Louisiana STD/HIV Program Health Fair tent.

According to the Department of Health and Hospitals, more blacks are infected with HIV than any other racial or ethnic group.

Testing will consist of a quick, painless swab of the mouth, and results will be available in just 20 minutes.

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