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Health department offers HIV testing at no charge



BESSEMER — The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department is offering rapid HIV testing.

HIV tests are still anonymous and now only take 20 minutes after the finger prick is complete, which allows people to know results before they leave the office, according to Laura Fredrickson, HIV case manager and services director in Marquette. The kits are provided by the state health department, which allows local health departments to offer the testing for free.

Kate Beer, health officer with the Hancock office of the WUPHD, said, “The Upper Peninsula...

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