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Rhode Island health officials are encouraging residents to get tested on National HIV Testing Day.

The annual observance to promote testing is Monday.

The state Department of Health says there will be free and low-cost tests available at multiple Providence locations, including at AIDS Care Ocean State, Crossroads RI and AIDS Project Rhode Island.

Testing will be offered for high-risk women at the Project Renew Drop-In Center in the First Tabernacle Church.

Planned Parenthood of Southern New England is also offering free testing at its Providence health center.

Officials encourage testing for people ages 13 to 64 years old.

The department says there were 67 new cases of HIV identified in Rhode Island in 2015. There are an estimated 300 people who are undiagnosed.

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