Health Department Offers Rapid HIV Testing
The Health Department is pleased to announce new HIV testing capabilities with the Alere Determine Test. The Alere Determine™ HIV 1/2 Combo is a rapid blood test, which produces results within 20 minutes. Testing is confidential and clients can choose to remain anonymous.
HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, is the virus that causes AIDS. It attacks the immune system by destroying CD4 positive (CD4+) T cells that are vital to fighting off infection. Early detection of HIV infection is critical in helping to minimize further transmission of the disease. If you are between 13 and 64 years old and sexually active, pregnant, want to become pregnant, or share needles the CDC recommends that you get tested.
For more information or to schedule an appointment please contact your local health department at the number below:
- Baraga County: (906) 524-6142
- Gogebic County: (906) 667-0200
- Houghton-Keweenaw: (906) 482-7382
- Ontonagon County: (906) 884-4485