HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - A free HIV testing event scheduled for Thursday in Hattiesburg has been canceled.
Thursday, June 27, is National HIV Testing Day. Free rapid HIV testing was scheduled to be offered at the Walgreens store on U.S. Highway 49 in Hattiesburg from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday. WDAM has learned that the event has since been canceled.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV, and many of those are unaware of their status.