BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge AIDS Society is hosting the 12th Annual 24 Hour HIV Testing Campaign on Monday in recognition of National HIV Testing Day.
The campaign began at 12:01 Monday morning and will end at midnight. Testing is taking place at 4560 North Boulevard - Suite 100.
"It's a stigma," said A.J. Johnson with BRASS. "People don't want to know their status. There are so many services now available that people can take charge of their life and live a healthier life. There's medicine that's available now also. It's not a death sentence or it's not a lot of uncertainty like it used to be."
Testing is free, confidential and no appointment is needed. Organizers hope to test at least 200 people in the 24-hour period.