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Test for Life Campaign Screens Record Number of DC Residents for HIV/AIDS
Date:2/28/2008

ize their support for the testing campaign and announced the record number of residents tested.

"Us Helping Us experienced a significant increase of residents coming in to get tested because of this coordinated effort," said Ken Pettigrew, Us Helping Us director of programs. "While we are constantly working to reach people to get them tested, the volume of interest during the February events is a testament to the commitment of those involved with this campaign."

Test for Life began in 2006 as an educational campaign of the National Minority Quality Forum, designed to raise awareness of the importance of routine HIV screening in preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS. The Center for Disease Control's revised recommendations for HIV testing are essential to improving early diagnosis of HIV and linking patients to early care and treatment.

For press inquiries, please visit http://www.testforlife.org or see the below contact list:

Test for Life: Maura O'Connor (202) 572-6252

Washington Wizards Communications Department:

Zack Bolno, Brian Sereno, Daren Jenkins or Whitney Van Wyk at 202-661-5112

Verizon Washington, DC: Christy Reap 202-392-1021


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