The Michigan AIDS Coalition launched a two-year pilot program that expands its HIV and syphilis testing program to include gonorrhea, chlamydia and hepatitis C virus (HCV), according to a MAC press release.

The coalition is known for serving populations at high risk of HIV, such as white, Latino and African-American men who have sex with men (MSM). The new program will help the AIDS group not only better service its clients but also stop the spread of other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Operating under the name MAC Health, the program is funded through several grants and will expand testing services at the MAC office in Ferndale, its MPowerment Detroit site in New Center, and at clubs, bars, soup kitchens and other locations in the community.
“These grants also allow us to expand testing to high-risk heterosexual African-American men and women as well as other groups that current funding does not allow,” said MAC CEO Terry Ryan in the press release. “We are very gratified by the continued support of the foundation community.”