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National HIV Testing Day in the D

National HIV Testing Day is Sunday, June 27 which means it's only 2 sleeps away. Although I'm sure you're not nearly as excited for those 2 sleeps as you were when you'd say "only 2 sleeps away!" about a family vacation to Disney World, right? Yea, I know. Buzzkill. However, the metro Detroit area is putting forth plenty of effort to provide fun, educational environments for people to get tested and learn more about HIV.


There are plenty of events scheduled (some even happening today) so if you and/or your partner are looking to get tested, or even if you'd like to support a good cause that is trying to diminish its bad reputation, check out some of these events in your area:

Fighting HIV in the D

DHWP Picnic Grounds - Byron St., Detroit, MI 48202

Friday, June 25 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Free onsite rapid HIV testing, condoms, youth presentations, health screenings, food, fun and entertainment.

Contact: Carolyn King (313) 876-0266 kingc@detroitmi.gov

Wellness AIDS Services

YWCA - 310 E. Third St., Flint, MI 48502

Friday, June 25 4:00pm - 7:00 pm

Free HIV testing, free safe sex kits, opportunity to appear in a promo for a Test 1 Million and Greater Than AIDS Campaign.

Contact: Leigh Langston (810) 232-0888 llangston@wellnessaids.org

Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan

1003 Spring St., Petoskey, MI 49770

Friday, June 25 9:00am - 5:00pm

Free HIV testing by appointment

Contact: Julie (616) 774-7005

Oakland County Health Division

Douglas J. Salon - 409 South Center St., Royal Oak, MI 48067

Sunday, June 27 10:00am - 4:00pm

Free onsite rapid HIV tests with same-day results. Syphilis testing for high-risk individuals.

Contact: Rebecca Leach (248) 858-5476 leachr@oakgov.com

We Are Greater Than AIDS Block Party & Walk

HIV/AIDS Resource Center - 431 Hawkins St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Saturday, June 26 12:00am - 4:00pm

1 mile awareness walk, food and family games, rapid HIV testing, hepatitis C testing, HIV/AIDS education information.

Contact: Pat Love (734) 572-9355 info@hivaidsresource.org

Comments

  • your aunt s 4 years ago

    do any of you kids realize that hiv can go back 15 or more years? and its not limited to just you and whoever your partner was at that time...its their previous parters and their previous partners etc....your one encounter could be involving 100 people...i had to have an hiv test about 15 years ago when i came home from calif and found out an ex boyfriend died from aids....i saw my whole life flash before me (not a fun thing).....and even though the 1 test came out negative...you have to go every 3 months (yeah thats 4 tests) to really make sure as 1 can be negative but the next could be positive...also i saw 1st hand what that disease does to you and how you die from it .(i had several gay men friends...i did live in san fran...after all....) its not funny.. everyone needs to take precautions in order to stop spreading this around until they find a cure for it....

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