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National HIV Testing Day emphasizes need for testing

By | 2018-01-15T15:34:25-05:00 June 26th, 2008|News|

by Jessica Carreras

The Michigan Department of Community Health estimated in 2006 that 18,000 people in Michigan are living with HIV and that another 3,000 or so are living with the disease and unaware of their status.
June 27 is National HIV Testing Day and Michigan has been building up to the day with events all over the state. Picnics, health fairs, parties and outreaches have aimed at raising awareness of the need for HIV testing.
But HIV Testing Day is just one day out of the year, and many organizations offer free testing year round that is confidential, quick and free of judgment.
Here’s a list of some of the places in Michigan that offer free HIV testing. For more information, and to find local testing sites, visit

Southeast Michigan

Detroit Health Department
1151 Taylor, Detroit

AIDS Partnership Michigan
2751 E. Jefferson, Detroit

Midwest AIDS Prevention Project
429 Livernois, Ferndale

Affirmations Community Center
290 W. Nine Mile, Ferndale

HIV/AIDS Resource Center
3075 Clark, Ypsilanti

Western Michigan

Community AIDS Resources and Education Services of Southwest Michigan
629 Pioneer, Kalamazoo

Wellness AIDS Services Incorporated
311 E. Court, Flint

Kent County Health Department
700 Fuller Ave., Grand Rapids

Northern Michigan

Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Benzie County Health Department
2325 Garfield, Traverse City

Chippewa County Health Department
508 Ashmun, Sault Ste. Marie

Traverse Health Clinic
3147 Logan Valley, Traverse City


Lansing Area AIDS Network
913 W. Holmes, Suite 115, East Lansing

Central Michigan District Health Department
2912 E. Preston, Mt. Pleasant

Ingham County Health Department
5303 S. Cedar, Lansing

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