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SSU students raise awareness on HIV and AIDS

On Monday, Georgia's Greater than AIDS Testing Tour started. It's a campaign to promote awareness of HIV and the AIDS epidemic that infects more than 500,000 African Americans.

Students at Savannah State University helped bring the campaign to campus and say it's important for tours like this to happen because so often college students think they are invincible.

"They don't think they have to take care of themsevles and they really do. It's important to let the college age students they're one of the larger numbers 14-24 that's infected," said Monika Hayes.

Savannah State received a $30,000 contract from the Georgia Department of Community Health to expand HIV testing.

They hope to complete 300 HIV tests by the end of the week.

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