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Bayou Classic Attendees To Be Offered No Cost HIV-Screenings

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

(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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