Milwaukee Health Services holds free HIV testing event for ‘Men’s Health Month’ and ‘National HIV Testing Day’

June 30, 2016

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In observance of the 2016 National HIV Testing Day and Men’s Health Month, Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. (MHSI) Early Intervention Program offered free HIV and Hepatitis-C testing on Monday, June 27, 2016, at their two locations: MLK Health Center, 2555 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, and at the Isaac Coggs Heritage Health Center, 8200 W. Silver Spring Drive. The event included health care service information, community resources, HIV and STI testing, health education and insurance benefit assistance, as well as free groceries, snacks, and door prizes. The event is sponsored in partnership with Brain Brawn & Body, Feeding America, Jammin 98.3, WNOV, V100.7 Jams, and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. According to the Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program’s 2014 Annual Review, at of the end of 2014, 6,899 persons reported with HIV or AIDS were presumed to be alive and living in Wisconsin. There were 226 new cases of HIV infection diagnosed in Wisconsin in 2014.