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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

HIV Programs

What Programs do we Offer?

HIV Testing

Free and confidential Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Testing is provided to adults with educational presentations throughout the community. The latest technology in HIV testing is used to give results in less than 20 minutes.

Comprehensive STD Education

Educational Presentations on HIV are given at various locations throughout the county including colleges, drug and alcohol abuse treatment centers, domestic violence shelters and health fairs.  Participants receive up-to-date information on what HIV is, how it spreads and how to prevent transmission.  Condoms and other items necessary to ensure sexual safety are distributed free of charge.

Why are these programs needed?

Over 1 million people are currently living with HIV in the U.S. In 2014, approximately 37,000 new HIV infections were diagnosed.  As part of an initiative to combat this epidemic, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends greater access to prevention services.

Who is eligible?

Services are available to any Yavapai County resident who is interested in learning about HIV and how to reduce their risk of acquiring or spreading the disease.

Is there a cost?

There is no charge for these programs.  Funding for these contracts is provided through the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) .

What is the goal of this program?

The primary goal is to reduce the transmission of HIV through education, awareness address the psychosocial and medical needs that contribute to risky behavior and poor health outcomes.

What has the program achieved?

This program has provided free education and testing to hundreds of adults in Yavapai County since 2001.

Who do I contact for more information?

In Cottonwood, call (928) 634-6860.  To schedule an educational presentation and/or HIV Testing in the Prescott area, call (928) 442-5563.

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