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Alachua County Health Department promotes National HIV Testing Day

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Today is National HIV testing day and the CDC has launched new efforts to increase the availability of HIV testing. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris reports, better testing is a critical step towards more effective treatment and better results for patients who test positive for the disease.

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