Across the country Thursday February 7, 2019, is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2019. In honor of Black History Month it's an extra opportunity to remind African Americans in particular, that it's important to get tested and know their status. Testing is free and in the Greater Lake Charles area there are 2 testing sites to receive confidential testing. They are as follows:

10am-6pm at 425 Kingsley St. and

8am -3:30pm at 808 Walters St.

Know the facts surrounding the disease. With the advancement of technology, HIV/AIDS is no longer a death sentence. There are several options, medications, and health programs available to the public. These resources are free and confidential. For more info: