The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is reminding residents that June 27 is National HIV Testing Day.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 be tested for HIV at least once.
The test - a simple oral swab - takes only 20 minutes to produce a result, according to a news release from the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health.More news: Co-op Bank discontinues sale process amid rescue deal hopes
"I think a lot of people are just afraid to know, and being in fear of knowing is actually worse than not knowing, especially if your positive", says Vail.
"For those living with HIV, getting medical care and taking medicines regularly helps them to live a longer, healthier life and also lowers the chances of passing HIV on to others", said Dr. Eden Wells, chief medical executive with the MDHHS.
"The way that HIV is noways, there's not enough conversation about it, " says Yang. Hot dogs, chips and a drink will be available to anyone who comes in and gets tested for free. To get tested, head over to the Forrest Community Health Center at 2316 S. Cedar St, Lansing, MI 48910 from 8:30am-4pm.