Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a sexually transmitted infection that
weakens the immune system by destroying cells in the body that fight disease and infection. Currently, there is no cure for HIV; however, with treatment, HIV can be well controlled. With medication, someone living with HIV can have the same lifespan as someone without HIV. We also now know that when taking effective HIV treatment, someone living with HIV cannot transmit HIV through sex, even if condoms aren’t used (U=U Undetectable = Untransmittable). Contact us for free HIV testing.
- HIV is most commonly spread through vaginal sex, anal sex, and sharing needles and syringes used to inject drugs.
- Testing includes a 20-minute rapid antibody test or blood draw.
If test results indicate you do have HIV, the providers at CHIP will offer
assistance and work with you to find the best treatment for you.