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Event held in Forsyth Park for World AIDS Day

CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

Communities nationwide, including Savannah, hosted events for World AIDS Day.

Vendors from all over the city met in Forsyth Park to give people information about HIV and AIDS, along with places they can get tested.

Organizers say Georgia is the 6th highest state in the United States for people living with AIDS, and Savannah is 3rd in the state. They say the important thing is getting tested.

“People are just scared - they are afraid of the stigma. That is why the theme for World AIDS Day is getting to zero. Which means getting to zero stigma, zero discrimination, zero new cases, zero new deaths,” said Diane Devore, Coastal Health District.

The Health Department offers free testing all year round at both locations.

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