Sunday is National HIV testing day. In 1981, the first cases of what would become known as AIDS were reported in the US. Today more than 1.2 million people in this country are living with HIV, with more than 35 thousand new infections each year. Florida leads the nation in new cases, according to the CDC.

In this interview with 10 Tampa Bay EPIC’s Executive Director Joy Winheim discusses the importance of prevention and testing and EPIC client Michael Tollar shares his journey of living with HIV since the 1980s.

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