BROOKLYN - City health officials encouraged people across the borough to get tested for HIV Monday.

As part of 'National HIV Testing Day,' residents could get the test for free through the Community Health Care network at the Atlantic Terminal yesterday. The event was called "Brooklyn Knows" and was aimed at increasing voluntary HIV testing in the borough.

The event fell on the 30th anniversary of the discovery of AIDS. According to Mayor Bloomberg, the city has seen a near 20 percent drop in deaths due to HIV.