Community HIV Testing Program
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.
The Health Education division provides a community-based HIV and Syphilis testing program. Testing is offered in the community.
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.
*HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It is the virus that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS if not treated. Unlike some other viruses, the human body can’t get rid of HIV completely, even with treatment. So once you get HIV, you have it for life.No effective cure currently exists, but with proper medical care, HIV can be controlled.