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Live music, basketball and a pool were used to help bring in these youths. But the purpose of the event wasn't all about fun and games.

Nonprofit groups set up tables to raise awareness about HIV and other venereal diseases. Kids had the opportunity to win a $25 dollar gift certificate if they took part in several tasks, including getting tested.

Leaders say they hope that more than 200 kids will be tested today.

Washington has the highest HIV rates in the nation, and some say the rates are on par with some underdeveloped countries. So they're hoping to combat the epidemic by educating people about the risks of unprotected sex.

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