Founded in 1986, the HIV/AIDS Resource Center (HARC) has served thousands of people in Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, and Washtenaw Counties. As the only comprehensive AIDS service organization in its Michigan four county area, HARC's mission is to provide HIV related services to the community through compassionate direct care, prevention and outreach activities. We invite you to explore HARC and learn about HIV testing, the depth of services HARC provides and how you can get involved.
FEATURED EVENT: NATIONAL TESTING DAY: June 27th HARC HOSTS TESTING TOUR
The numbers are daunting—19,800 Michigan residents are currently living with HIV. Over 12,000 of these individuals live in southeast Michigan. Of great concern is the fact that the highest rates of new HIV diagnoses is occurring among 13 – 24 year olds according to the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH). It is clear that youth are not getting the information they need to keep HIV from becoming a part of their lives. In addition, national statistics indicate that one in five individuals with HIV are not aware that they are infected. The HIV/AIDS Resource Center (HARC) wants to remedy this situation, not only for youth, but for all members of the community.
On Friday, June 27th, HARC staff will be offering free and anonymous HIV testing at the following sties: Walgreens in Ypsilanti (2170 Washtenaw Ave.) from 11:00 am-1:30 pm, the Safer Sex Store (S3) in Ann Arbor (1209 S. University Ave.) from 3:30-5:30 pm, and the Harmony House Motel in Ypsilanti (615 E. Michigan Ave.) from 3:30-5:30pm.
For more information regarding HARC’s testing tour, contact Leon Golson, Director of Prevention Programs, at 734-572-9355. To learn more about your community’s HIV/AIDS Resource Center, visit the web at www.hivaidsresource.org. Free HIV testing is available throughout the year at HARC and other locations in the community. We encourage everyone to know their HIV status!
Click here for more information about the state of HIV in Washtenaw County