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National HIV Testing Day

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BILLINGS -

It's National HIV Testing Awareness Day, and two Billings organizations ask the community to "know your status."

RiverStone Health together with Yellowstone Aids Project provided free HIV and Hepatitis C testing Thursday out at two different parks. Yellowstone Aids Project Executive Director Morgan Ditto says there are around 1.2 million people who are HIV positive, and about 250,000 of those don't know they have it.

"It is so important and even the CDC backs it, anyone over the age of thirteen and under the age of 65 should have at least one HIV test on their medical record. And for those that are at higher risk, they should get tested at least once a year," says Ditto.

The tests are over 99% accurate and take around twenty minutes.

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