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Harnett County,
North Carolina

Health Department 

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It weakens a person’s immune system by destroying important cells that fight disease and infection. No effective cure exists for HIV, but with proper medical care, HIV can be controlled.

It is important for everyone to know their HIV status. The only way to know for sure whether you have HIV is to get tested. Knowing your status is important because it helps you make healthy decisions to prevent getting or transmitting HIV.

The Health Department through the Health Education division provides a community-based HIV and Syphilis testing program. Testing is offered in the community! This testing program is conducted, during evenings, nights and weekends.

Getting an HIV test is the first step for people living with HIV to get care and treatment and control the infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends everyone 13-64 should be tested at least once. People at higher risk should get tested more often.

Click on the link, to view the CDC’s web site regarding testing: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/testing.html

For more information about the Health Department's community HIV testing program call 910-814-6195 or 910-893-7550. The program is provided in part through grant funding from the NC Division of Public Health-Communicable Disease Branch.

 
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