National HIV/AIDS Testing Day – June 27

By |2005-06-23T09:00:00-04:00June 23rd, 2005|News|

Compiled by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman

Now in its tenth year, National HIV Testing Day is an annual campaign produced by the National Association of People with AIDS. During the week of June 13 the U.S. government announced that at least one million people in our country now have HIV/AIDS. The only way to stop the halt of this disease is through knowledge and prevention. Knowing your HIV status is the first step.
So – step up! Step out! And get tested!
For more information on a testing site in a particular area call 1-800-872-2437.
Special thanks to Susan Crandall of the Michigan Department of Community Health for her help compiling this calendar.

June 25

AIDS Partnership Michigan will offer a Health Awareness Day informational session on HIV/AIDS from 1-3 p.m. at Word Restoration Ministries, 14420 E. State Fair in Detroit.

Through June 30

The Sault Tribe Health Center, located at 2864 Ashmun St. in Sault Ste. Marie, will be providing testing. They will also be offering counseling and testing at the Pride Picnic on June 26.

June 20 – July 1

The Macomb County Health Department, located at 27690 Van Dyke, Suite B in Warren, will observe National HIV Test Day from June 20 – July 1. Testing will be offered during this period by appointment only. Call 586-573-2040.

The Midwest AIDS Prevention Project, located at 429 Livernois in Ferndale, will offer testing the week of June 20 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Also, on Monday, June 27, they will offer testing at Palmer Park, located at 6 Mile and Woodward in Detroit from 5 – 8 p.m. and at the Woodward Bar on Woodward Ave. from 10 p.m. – 2a.m.

June 21

The Ingham County Health Department, located at 5303 S. Cedar St. in Lansing, will provide testing June 21 – 24 and again on June 27, and will be offering extended evening hours on June 23.

June 23

AIDS Partnership Michigan, located at 2751 East Jefferson in Detroit, offer testing June 23 at Affirmations in Ferndale from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. and on Monday, June 27, they will extend their hours of testing to 8:30 p.m. Testing will also be offered in Pontiac through June 30.

June 24 – 27

Community Health Awareness Group, located at 1300 W. Fort St. in Detroit, will provide testing on June 24 and June 27 from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

June 27

The Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services, located at 6450 Maple in Dearborn, will provide testing from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. They will also have a display table at GiGi’s located at 16920 West Warren Ave in Detroit from 10 – 2 a.m.

Bay Area Social Intervention Services, located at 515 Adams Street in Bay City, will provide testing from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. on June 27, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 28-30, and on July 1 from 8 a.m. – noon. Call 989-894-2991.

The Calhoun County Health Department, located at 190 E Michigan Ave., Suite-A-100, in Battle Creek, will provide testing on Monday, June 27 at the Health Department and also at the Albion office from 8 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 4 p.m.

The Community AIDS Resource & Education Network and the Berrien County Health Department are providing testing in Benton Harbor at both locations from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. They are also providing testing at CARES in Kalamazoo and at the Kalamazoo County Health Department from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Children’s Hospital/Horizon’s Project, located at 3127 E Canfield in Detroit, will be testing at Palmer Park and Belle Isle from noon – 4 p.m.

Detroit Community Health Connection, located at 13901 East Jefferson in Detroit will be offering testing from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion, located at 1151 Taylor in Detroit, will provide testing at all of their walk-in clinics from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. They will also provide testing from their mobile unit at Henry Ford Health System at 2799 W. Grand Blvd. in Detroit. Box lunches will be provided.

Detroit Human Services, located at 5031 Grandy in Detroit, will be offering awareness informational groups about HIV and OraSure testing at their three clinic sites from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Participants who complete the 1 hour session, including testing, will receive hygiene kits, food incentives and informational packets.

Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, located at 4201 St. Antoine, Suite 7-B in Detroit, will be offering testing at River Rouge and Ecorse in Detroit and also at the Sinai Grace Center on Monday. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

The Genesee County Health Department, located at 630 South Saginaw St. in Flint, will provide testing from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. June 27 – July 1. They will also be testing at the McCree North Health Center at 115 E Pierson Rd. on June 27, June 29 and July 1 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., and at the Burton Branch at 3373 S. Saginaw in Burton on June 30 from 1 – 7 p.m.

The Jackson County Health Department, located at 1715 Lansing Ave. in Jackson, will provide testing all day June 27 – July 1.

The Lansing Area AIDS Network, located at 913 West Holmes, Suite 115 in Lansing, will provide testing at various locations from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. June 27, June 28 and July 1. In addition, on June 29, testing will be offered at Young’s Landing at 511 E. Grand River in Lansing and on Thursday, June 30 from 1 – 9 p.m. at the Holmes Road location, and then at the Listening Ear in East Lansing from 6 – 9 p.m.

The Livingston County Health Department, located at 2300 E. Grand River Ave., Suite 102 in Howell, will provide testing from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Monroe County Health Department, located at 2353 S. Custer Rd. in Monroe will offer testing.

The Northwest Michigan Community Health Agency, located at 3434 Harbor Petoskey Rd., Suite A, in Harbor Springs, will provide testing on from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at their Emmet County location. Appointments can be made by calling 231-547-0295 or 1-800-432-4121.

The Ottawa County Health Department, located at 12251 James St. in Holland will provide testing at three locations by appointment: Holland, call 616-396-5266, Hudsonville, call 616-669-0040 and Grand Haven, call 616-846-8360.

Planned Parenthood of East Central Michigan,located at 2650 N. McLeod Dr. in Saginaw, will offer testing from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on June 27& 28 and June 30-July 1. June 29 hours will be from 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Planned Parenthood of Northern Michigan will provide testing at three locations: PPNM at 1325 S. Mission, Mt. Pleasant from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.; PPNM at 1135 E. Eighth St., Traverse City by appointment or walk-in; and PPNM at 1003 Spring St., Petoskey from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The St. Clair County Health Department, located at 3415 28th St. in Port Huron, will be offering testing all week from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Taylor Teen Health Center, located at 26650 Eureka Rd., Suite C-2 in Taylor, will provide testing from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The Van Buren Cass District Health Department will offer testing at multiple locations and times from June 27 – July 1.

The Washtenaw County Health Department, located at 555 Towner, Suite 149 in Ypsilanti, will provide testing on June 27 from 6-8:30 p.m., June 29 from 1-5 p.m., June 30 from 6-8:30 p.m. and July 1 from 9 a.m. – noon.

The Wayne County Health Department, located at 33030 Van Born Rd. in Wayne will be testing during the week from 8 – 3:30 p.m. Please make an appointment if possible by calling 734-727-7124.

Wellness AIDS Services, located at 311 E. Court St. in Flint, is hosting a cook-out from 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. For more information contact Deidre at [email protected] for details.

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