Health department offering free HIV testing June 27

ISABELLA COUNTY — Central Michigan District Health Department (CMDHD) will be offering free rapid HIV testing in recognition of National HIV Testing Day from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Monday, June 27 at its Isabella County branch office. Results will be available within 20 minutes. Walk-ins will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, with no appointment needed. All testing is confidential.

National HIV Testing Day is an annual event meant to raise awareness of the importance of knowing one’s HIV status and to encourage at-risk individuals to receive an HIV test. In the United States, about 38,000 new HIV infections occur each year; about 14% are unaware of their infection and need testing. Getting tested is the first step to finding out your status. If you have HIV, getting medical care and taking medications as prescribed helps you to live a long, healthy life, while lowering the chances of passing it on to others.

In addition, Central Michigan District Health Department offers free HIV and STD testing (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Hepatitis C) every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at their Isabella County branch office, at 2012 E. Preston, Mt. Pleasant. Appointments are available between 9 a.m. and noon and 1-3 p.m. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, call 989-773-5921 ext. 1409. Walk-ins are welcome during the designated testing times, based on staff availability. Please take
advantage of this free program to know your status.

Central Michigan District Health Department serves the counties of Arenac, Clare, Gladwin, Isabella, Osceola, and Roscommon. Visit www.cmdhd.org and LIKE Central Michigan District Health Department on Facebook.