Bayou Classic Attendees To Be Offered No Cost HIV-Screenings

Published 11/25 2010 05:06AM

Updated 11/18 2013 10:20PM

(Baton Rouge) -- As part of the agency's World Aids Day activities, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals will be offering those attending the Bayou Classic this weekend in New Orleans no-cost HIV screenings.

DHH officials say the free screenings to be conducted Saturday near the Superdome are part of the department's outreach to African-Americans who make up 32-percent of the state's population, but represent 75-percent of new HIV cases last year in Louisiana.

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