CHATHAM COUNTY -- The Coastal Health District will host “Walk to Stop the Spread” at Forsyth Park on Saturday, April 16.
The health fair and park walk are being held to raise awareness around HIV. The event is free and open to the public and participants who register will receive a free swag bag and t-shirt. There is no cost to register.
Outside vendors, food trucks and other activities – including free HIV testing, diabetes screening, blood pressure checks, and COVID-19 testing and vaccinations – will also be available. Check-in starts at 8 a.m. and the walk will begin at 9 a.m. The festivities will continue until noon.
To register, go to coastalhealthdistrict.org/hiv or to eventbrite.com. You can also register in person at the Chatham County Health Department located at 1602 Drayton Street during regular operational hours.
Free, confidential HIV testing is always available by appointment at all health departments in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties. At-home HIV self-test kits are also available at no cost.
For more information on Coastal Health District HIV services, visit coastalhealthdistrict.org/hiv.