Knowledge is massive power in the fight against HIV infection and transmission. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the vast majority of persons who know that they are infected with HIV do not transmit the virus to others. One of the reasons for the decline in HIV transmission: improved HIV testing. Knowledge is power. Jefferson County Public Health offers no charge, confidential HIV testing and counseling at its Lakewood clinic, 645 Parfet Street. Please call 303 239 7078 to make an appointment today. For more information or to talk with a public health nurse, please contact Kelly Conroy, 303-239-7121.