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Relatively few tested for HIV in Milwaukee


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) – Few people are taking advantage of HIV testing in Milwaukee even though the disease remains a threat.

At a testing event sponsored by more than 30 community health agencies on Saturday, several organizers described the day as being slow.

Music, food and games brought many families to North Division High School, were 31 people were tested on Saturday.  Last year, about 90 people were tested at the event.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, on National HIV Testing Day last year one pharmacy had 17 people show up to get tested, but no more than two showed up on Thursday.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says six out of 10 of the young people infected with HIV don't know they have it.

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