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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com