HIV Testing, Prevention & Linkage to Care

HIV Testing Request

HIV Testing

Ask for a member of our team to contact you
to schedule a confidential, FREE HIV test
in your choice of our clinics or your home.

FREE Condoms by Mail

Condoms by Mail

To request FREE condoms + lube be sent to your home by mail.

PrEP Referral Request

PrEP Referral

Ask for a member of our team to contact you to discuss PrEP (HIV prevention medication) and to get a referral for FREE PrEP.

FREE HIV TESTING

Our first line HIV test is a rapid finger stick called INSTI. The test is conducted in a confidential setting and takes less than 15 minutes, with results ready in 60 seconds after being tested. You will receive pre and post-test counseling and your results.  

Persons who test negative for HIV will receive information on how to better protect themselves from HIV infection with techniques such as using condoms or PrEP. Persons who test positive will be linked to care services and receive information on how to live a long and healthy life with HIV. Our staff will also share information on how to prevent transmitting HIV to others. 

Click here to schedule an HIV test or call or text 706.510.8342 or 706.340.0291 for more information. 


LINKAGE TO CARE

Our linkage to care program connects newly and previously diagnosed individuals living with HIV to with HIV to medical care and other resources. We serve any individual who is not currently receiving HIV medical care. 

If you are an individual, hospital, or another private provider in need of linkage services, please call or text:

706.510.8342—Patrick Reilly, MPH or

706.340.0291—Lori Hanna, MPH

 to be connected directly with a linkage coordinator.


CONDOMS AND PrEP

When used correctly, condoms are one of the best ways to prevent HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). Our district provides FREE condoms to the community in two ways:

· At county health departments

· By mail—click here to request condoms mailed to you!

PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is the use of a once-daily pill that is highly effective in reducing your chance of getting HIV when taken as prescribed.
Click here if you would like to be connected to PrEP services, or call or text 706.510.8342 or 706.340.0291 for more information. 


For information on medical services available to people living with HIV through the Northeast Health District, please visit the Specialty Care Clinic site.


Last Updated on December 8, 2020

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