June 27, 2016 is National HIV Testing Day and serves as a reminder to get the facts, get tested and get involved to take care of yourself and your partners. There is an estimated 1.2 million people in the United States who are living with HIV. One in eight people have HIV and do not know it. In Michigan, there were 18,800 persons living with HIV infection as of July 2015, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. With early diagnosis, individuals can be placed in treatment and care resulting in better health outcomes.
In recognition of National HIV Testing Day, the Saginaw County Department of Public Health will offer free HIV counseling and testing on a walk-in basis on June 27th. Counseling and testing will occur in room 312 at 1600 N. Michigan between 8:15AM-12:00PM and 1:00-400PM. HIV results will be available at the same visit.
For more information on HIV testing, call 989-758-3880, or visit our website at saginawpublichealth.org. Be Wise. Be Well.