Free HIV tests in honor of National HIV Testing Day

Information provided courtesy of the Oakland County Health Division:

In honor of National HIV Testing Day, Oakland County Health Division is offering free HIV tests with same-day results on Thursday, June 26 from 3-7 p.m. at DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, Community Education Department, 1 William Carls Drive in Commerce Township.

“There are over a million people living in the United States with HIV, and almost one in six don’t know they are infected,” said Kathy Forzley, Health Division manager/health officer. “Most new infections occur among minorities and young adults. Those with HIV who know their status can take steps to protect others and live longer, healthier lives with early treatment and care.”

For more information about HIV testing and prevention, call 248-858-5416 or toll free at 888-350-0900 ext. 85416, visit the Oakland County Health Division website at www.oakgov.com/health or find up-to-date public health information on Facebook and Twitter @publichealthOC.

National HIV Testing Day
National HIV Testing Day is an annual campaign to encourage people of all ages to “Take the Test, Take Control.” Too many people don’t know they have HIV. In the United States, nearly 1.1 million people are living with HIV, and almost one in six don’t know they are infected. Getting tested is the first step to finding out if you have HIV. If you have HIV, getting medical care and taking medicines regularly helps you live a longer, healthier life and also lowers the chances of passing HIV on to others. For more information, visit http://cdcnpin.org/nhtd/.

 

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