National HIV Testing Day- June 27
Each year on June 27, we observe National HIV Testing Day. On this day, we partner with organizations to raise awareness and plan events about the importance of HIV testing and early diagnosis of HIV.
Help encourage HIV testing on National HIV Testing Day and every day to ensure people get tested for HIV, know their status, and get linked to care and treatment services.
This year’s theme, “Doing It My Way,” highlights how and why people make testing part of their lives—on their terms and in their way. Doing It My Way encourages individuals to share their personal testaments of why testing is important, what motivates them to get tested and stay healthy, and how they get tested—be it at home, at the clinic, or with the company of a friend or loved one.
For additional resources to help promote National Testing Day, please visit the CDC's awareness day site available here.
A list of 2019 National HIV Testing Day Events in Michigan is available here.
Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC)
About: ANAC is the leading nursing organization responding to HIV/AIDS. Since its founding in 1987, ANAC has been meeting the needs of nurses in HIV/AIDS care, research, prevention, and policy. ANAC aims to promote the health and welfare of people affected by HIV/AIDS by: creating an effective, engaged network of nurses in AIDS care; studying, researching and exchanging information, experiences and ideas leading to improved care and prevention; providing leadership to the nursing community in matters related to HIV/AIDS infection and its co-morbidities; advocating for effective public policies and quality care for people living with HIV; and promoting social awareness concerning issues related to HIV/AIDS. Inherent in these goals is the commitment to the prevention of HIV infection. ANAC has more than 40 chapters located around the world, including in Michigan. Membership is open to nurses, healthcare professionals, and anyone else involved in the care and support of people with HIV and/or AIDS.
Michigan Contact: Danielle Leedy (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Membership application: www.nursesinaidscare.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3287
Michigan HIV/AIDS Council (MHAC)
About: MHAC is mandated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop an HIV prevention plan, which includes the collaboration and coordination of HIV prevention, care and treatment. The MHAC mission is to represent the diversity of those affected by HIV/AIDS in Michigan, maintain parity among prevention and care issues, and develop and sustain a statewide comprehensive plan(s) for HIV/AIDS prevention and care. The council has both voting and advisory members; voting members include persons living with HIV/AIDS; AIDS service organizations, community-based organizations, and non-governmental organizations; local public health agencies; and community members. MHAC members meet four times a year in the Lansing area. Members are expected to attend these meetings and participate on committees and workgroups. Mileage reimbursement is available for those who request it, with priority given to people living with HIV/AIDS.
Contact: Kyra Sanders at 313-456-1367 (e-mail: email@example.com)
Michigan HIV Consultation Program
About: Since 2016, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Henry Ford Health System have worked together to provide a Michigan HIV Consultation Program to help answer healthcare providers' questions about HIV-related issues. The Michigan HIV Consultation Program is set up to answer questions from Michigan healthcare professionals regarding:
- HIV disease management (advice on the diagnosis and management of HIV-infected patients, opportunistic diseases in HIV patients, selection and use of antiretroviral agents);
- HIV drug-drug interactions (advice on potential HIV antiretroviral drug interactions with other concomitant medications);
- HIV occupational and non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP and nPEP) (advice on the management of occupational and non-occupational exposure to biologic material potentially infected with HIV virus and hepatitis viruses);
- HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) (advice on selection and management of persons who are candidates for pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent the acquisition of HIV infection); and
- perinatal HIV treatment (advice on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV infection during the perinatal period).
Non-urgent questions (providers only): Visit the HIV Consultation Program page, choose "Request a Consult," and submit your question(s) online. You will receive an answer within 48 hours.
Urgent questions (providers only): Call the 24-hour consultation line at 313-575-0332.
Please Note: Consumers with questions related to HIV and STDs are encouraged to call the Michigan HIV/STD Hotline at 1-800-872-2437 (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)
Michigan HIV Nurse Network (MHNN)
About: MHNN provides a collaborative environment that promotes nursing workforce development through opportunities in clinical education and mentorships for nurses caring for individuals living with HIV across Michigan. With support from MDHHS, the MHNN serves as a catalyst to promote sharing of information and care team integration. Its vision is to: create a space of inclusivity for all nurses currently serving or interested in serving PLWH, including nursing staff that work in prevention programs, sexual health programs, mental health and substance abuse programs; ensure and assist in the development and continuous improvement of standards of care for nurses serving people living with HIV (PLWH) in Michigan; provide diverse educational experiences and opportunities; and promote cultural sensitivity and competency when serving PLWH across Michigan. Membership is open to all Michigan nurses and includes access to quarterly meetings (face-to-face meetings and conference calls), educational presentations, mentorship opportunities, and manuals, tool kits, and other MHNN nursing tools, such as manuals and tool kits.
Contact: Sabrina Sanders at 517-375-7764 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Midwest AIDS Training + Education Center (MATEC)
About: MATEC is a federally funded training center, providing AIDS and HIV clinical training and support to health care professionals. MATEC is part of a national network of AIDS Education and Training Centers, serving all states and territories and including four supporting national centers. Based at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Department of Family Medicine, MATEC provides HIV training and support services through local sites in nine midwestern states, including Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Each site delivers targeted trainings and technical and capacity-building assistance to meet the needs of healthcare professionals in their area. The Michigan office of MATEC operates out of the Wayne State University School of Medicine and serves physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, nurses, dentists, dental assistants and dental hygienists, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals. To learn more about MATEC Michigan, visit www.matec.info/programs/michigan.
MATEC Michigan Address: 2727 Second Ave., Suite 138, Detroit, MI 48201
MATEC Michigan Phone: 313-962-2000
MATEC Michigan Contact: Mary Rose Forsyth, MSN, WHNP email@example.com
Southeastern Michigan HIV/AIDS Council (SEMHAC)
About: SEMHAC is an HIV/AIDS Planning Council/ Consortia for Ryan White Part A and MAI funds in the Detroit Metropolitan Area, representing the City of Detroit and the counties of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, St. Clair, and Lapeer. Its mission is to strengthen a coordinated regional response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Southeastern Michigan by involving individuals infected with/ affected by HIV and community leaders in the public and private sectors to: identify unmet needs; develop programmatic and funding strategies to meet the gaps in services; propose a plan to coordinate resources of all available agencies in order to maximize services to improve the quality of life of affected populations; and monitor and report progress within the continuum of care to increase community support and commitment.
Address: Fisher Building, 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit MI 48202
Contact: Undrea V. McKinney at 313-638-2891 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Membership Application: semhacmich.squarespace.com/membership
Membership Questions: Paralee Poole at 313-638-2887 (e-mail: email@example.com)