Gwinnett Chamber to host forum

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce will host "Health Care in a Political World," presented by Gwinnett Medical Center at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The Verizon Wireless Government Relations, to be held at the Gwinnett Chamber, will be preceded by a reception at 5:30 p.m.

The event is $15 for Chamber members, $25 for non-Chamber members and free to Chairman's Club. All no-shows will be billed. Walk-ins are not guaranteed a seat.

For more information, call 770-232-1273.

National HIV Testing Day Friday

ATLANTA - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging the public to take part in the National HIV Testing Day, on Friday, an annual campaign organized by the National Association of People with AIDS. The theme of the campaign is "Take the Test. Take Control."

The CDC estimates about one-fourth of the more than one million people living with HIV in the United States don't know they are infected.

For more information on HIV/AIDS and where you can receive a confidential HIV test, visit www.hivtest.org or call 800-CDC-INFO.