National HIV Testing Day

Bay County-- A local non-profit group has been going around Bay County this week to test and teach residents about how it can be prevented.

Since 1989, Basic of Northwest Florida has been trying to educate, counsel, and provide services to people with HIV or those worried they may have it.

June 27th is National HIV Testing Day and Basic employees have been traveling to Walgreen's across Bay County to test and bring awareness to the general public.

In Bay County alone, new cases of positive tests for HIV have doubled since 2012. The majority of cases appeared in men in the 20 to 49 age range.

HIV doesn't discrimate and can affect anyone. Take the test and take control. Basic said will drive to you if you'd like to get tested.

More details can be found on their website at