Georgia public health department launches HIV/AIDS website


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ATLANTA — Health officials in Georgia have launched an online clearinghouse for information related to HIV and AIDS in the state.

The Georgia Department of Public Health announced the launch of the Georgia CAPUS Care Portal.

CAPUS stands for Care and Prevention in the United States. The project is led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its aim is improved HIV testing and access to care.

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It specifically targets highest risk minority populations.

The public health department got $7.5 million from the CDC to design and implement the portal.

The department says more than 50,000 people in Georgia are HIV positive, and 45 percent of them are not in care. Health officials say about 20 percent of HIV positive people in the state don’t know they’re positive.

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