BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The game of basketball is one of the most competitive sports around, but this contest between the Baton Rouge Police and the Nubian Kruzers is more than just a game.
"We come out for fun first of all, but the main thought for the day is awareness. We are trying to make sure the kids have the understanding about HIV," said Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Riley Harbor.
Harbor can't stress that enough. Baton Rouge is ranked # 1 in HIV and AIDS cases. That's why events like this are so important.
"A lot of times people don't get tested for the fear of it. Well we are going to get rid of the fear factor and let them know they have to get tested. That way it is a preventive tool," said Harbor.
Stephanie Jones was a volunteer at the game. She said people in Baton Rouge are getting the message. But, if they don't like the high percentage, they have to do something about it.
"That is why it is important for you to come get tested so you can know your status. If you don't know your status then what," said Jones.
There are several places where the public can get tested but it all starts with you.
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