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Detroit Offers Free HIV Testing Throughout June

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A medical personel perfroms an HIV test on the finger of a volunteer. (credit: Getty Images)

A medical personel perfroms an HIV test on the finger of a volunteer. (credit: Getty Images)

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DETROIT (WWJ) – The Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion’s (DHWP) HIV/AIDS Programs will recognize National HIV Testing Day on June 27, with activities providing free and confidential HIV tests and educational opportunities throughout the month of June.

A community health fair will be held on Friday, June 17, at the Detroit Community Health Connection – Woodward Medical Center, located at 611 Martin Luther King Boulevard from noon to 5 pm.

At the fair, DHWP will offer free confidential HIV counseling, testing and referral services as well as health screenings, such as glucose and blood pressure. Incentives for the free and confidential HIV testing are available to qualifying participants. The staff will also offer give-a-ways, entertainment, refreshments, and fun activities.

DHWP will also provide HIV education and testing in the faith community with educational opportunities and free confidential HIV counseling, testing and referrals at Fellowship Chapel on June 25, and HIV education at Little Rock Baptist Church on June 26.

Program staff will conclude the month’s outreach activities at the Herman Kiefer Health Complex and Cody High School on Monday, June 27.

The following is the schedule for the month:

June 17: Noon – 5 pm
Free and confidential HIV counseling, testing and referral services; health screenings; give-a-ways, entertainment, refreshments, raffles
National Test Observance and Community Health Fair
Detroit Community Health Connection – Woodward Medical Center
611 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Detroit

June 25: 9:30 am – 3 pm
HIV education, counseling, testing, and referrals
Body and Soul Fellowship Chapel
7707 West Outer Drive, Detroit

June 26: 11 am
HIV presentation
Little Rock Baptist Church
9000 Woodward Avenue, Detroit

June 27: 10 am – 2 pm
HIV education, counseling, testing, and referrals
Cody High School
2501 Second, Detroit

June 27: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
HIV education, counseling, testing, and referrals
Herman Kiefer Health Complex
1511 Taylor, Detroit

For more information, call 313-876-0980 or visit detroitmi.gov/health.

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