Kent County Health Dept. Offers Free And Confidential HIV Testing

Posted at 11:28 AM, Jun 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-24 11:28:56-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (June 24, 2014) — Anyone who needs to be tested for HIV can get a test done for free and confidentially.

Two testing clinics have already been held, but there is still time to get to two more scheduled this week:

  • Wednesday, June 25, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Wyoming Clinic, 852 47th Street SW, Wyoming
  • Thursday, June 26, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and again 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Kent County Health Department, 700 Fuller NE, Grand Rapids

And, while supplies last, anyone getting a test will receive a gift card.

For the person tested, the process is simple: a finger poke gets you an answer within 20 minutes.

“Our Personal Health Services staff members are certified counselors who are friendly, non-judgmental and happy to answer all your questions,” said Adam London, Health Officer for the Kent County Health Department in an announcement about the clinics.

The Michigan Department of Community Healthy estimates that there are 1,110 Kent County residents who have HIV, which can lead to AIDS.