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.