Local group offering Free HIV testing for World AIDS Day
BATON ROUGE- Tuesday is World AIDS Day and one local group is hitting the streets to fight the disease.
Over the past 17 years World AIDS Day has become one of the most recognized health days worldwide. Health advocates across the nation spend the day fighting against HIV, showing their support for victims of the disease and remembering those who have died.
Today the HIV/AIDS Alliance for Region Two (HAART) is delivering free meals and HIV testing to Baton Rouge's homeless population. The organization will also be holding events throughout the city to educate young and homeless people about the disease and how to access local resources in the community.
The first World AIDS Day was recognized on December 1, 1988 and it has grown in popularity and importance every year since then.