WHAT IS HIV
WHAT IS HIV?
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that can cause Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). There is still no cure for HIV or AIDS, but there are treatments that allow people infected with the virus to live longer, healthier lives.
How is HIV Spread?
HERE ARE ADDITIONAL STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO PREVENT HIV INFECTION
GET FREE TESTING FOR HIV
The only way to know if you have HIV is by getting tested. Know your status. You could be infected and feel healthy. You can get tested for HIV at a doctor’s office, in a clinic, or health center. There are different types of tests for HIV. Some of them can be done through a blood sample and others can be done with a sample of saliva from the mouth.
If the results are positive, you will need a second confirmatory HIV test done. We will help you with advice and counseling to get all the help you need to fight and live with HIV.
HIV testing, distributing condoms, and much more:
Be on the lookout for our new Mobile Clinic to come to a community near you for HIV testing! We have English and Spanish speaking providers at the Clinic Tuesdays and Fridays. If you would like us to conduct free testing at your event, business, or community fair, please contact us here.
EDUCATION & COUNSELING
can get an HIV test for free and we can give you advice if:
We are here to help you through your continuum of care.
Answer a few short questions to determine if PrEP is right for you.
Get Tested & Start PrEP
PrEP is a once-daily pill that can reduce your chances of contracting HIV by 90%. Schedule an appointment for a free HIV test and evaluation to see if you are eligible for PrEP.
Shalom Health Care Center, Inc. receives federal funding from Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health
Shalom’s Primary Care Site(s) are supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H80CS00880 – Community Health Center Programs and 15% percentage financed with nongovernmental sources. This information is provided by Shalom Health care Center, Inc. It should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.”