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HIV?testing to be offered

June 21, 2011
The Mining Journal

MARQUETTE - Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan will offer a Free HIV Testing Day next Monday, in recognition of National HIV Testing Day.

Appointments are required. To scheduled an appointment at the Marquette PPWNM office, call 800-230-7526 during regular business hours.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1 million Americans are living with HIV and 20 percent of them don't know they have it. Testing and treatment can save lives and reduce the spread of HIV.

Early diagnosis is critical, so people who are infected can fully benefit from the lifesaving treatments available.

PPWNM features the rapid HIV test by Alere. The test involves a simple finger poke, with results available in 20 minutes.



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