Milwaukee Health Services, Inc., wants everyone to ‘Know their Status’

February 11, 2016


In observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Sunday, February 7, 2016, Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. (MHSI), Early Intervention Program (EIP) offered free HIV and Hepatitis C testing on Monday, February 8, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at their two convenient locations – MLK Heritage Health Center, 2555 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, and at the Isaac Coggs Heritage Health Center, 8200 W. Silver Spring Drive.

There were 226 new cases of HIV infection diagnosed in Wisconsin in 2014. Milwaukee County accounted for 58 percent of these new HIV cases in 2014 and 49 percent of all people living with HIV reside in Milwaukee County. HIV infection disproportionately affects racial/ethnic minorities. In 2014, 67 percent of new diagnoses were among racial/ethnic minorities, despite minorities making up just 17 percent of Wisconsin’s population. Pictured at the event are (from left) MHSI clinical manager Crystal Collins, RN, BSN; Mark P. Behar, PA-C; and MHSI EIP case manager Alesha Sharp, RN.