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Prince George's County Launches HIV Awareness Campaign
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The Prince George’s County Health Department is hosting a press conference to launch its HIV Awareness Campaign, responding to the alarming levels of HIV cases in Prince George’s County.

“Maryland ranks fourth in the United States and territories for the number of HIV cases reported,” said Dr. Donald Shell, M.D., M.A., Health Officer for the Health Department. “We hope that this campaign will raise awareness about the prevalence of HIV in the area and urge residents to get tested and treated.”

The event takes place on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Prince George’s County Health Department

Headquarters Building

1701 McCormick Drive, Suite 200

Conference Room

Largo, MD  20774

It is critical to practice safe sex, and to get tested and treated for HIV,” said Dr. Shell. “We are confident that this campaign will increase the number of County residents who get tested and seek early treatment.”

The Prince George’s County Health Department continues to raise awareness through innovative programs, community outreach activities, and nutritional education on living a longer and a healthier life.

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