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South Central
Public Health District
1020 Washington St N
Twin Falls ID 83301-3156
(208) 737-5900


  

This site contains STD / HIV prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Esta pajina contené mensajes prevenciones de VIH que no apropriado para todos los tipos de lectores.

HIV Testing and Counseling

Some choices we make can put us at risk for becoming infected with HIV, or Human Immunodeficiency Virus, which is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). No one is immune to HIV, but we can protect ourselves by staying informed about what activities put us at risk for this deadly infection and avoiding those activities.

You can receive counseling that is tailored to your individual risk history as well as HIV testing by nurses at South Central Public Health District offices. Test results are available - to the client only - within two weeks after the date of testing and are strictly confidential. All public health nurses who provide HIV testing services have received additional training in client-centered counseling.

HIV positive clients may be eligible for Ryan White Title II funding for medical, dental, laboratory, or transportation needs, and may also be eligible to receive HIV medications through the state funded and administered AIDS Drug Assistance Program.

Call the HIV/AIDS Case Manager at the public health office in Twin Falls at (208) 737-5932, or the public health nurse at your local public health office for more information.

Fees

Charges are based on income and family size using a sliding fee schedule. No one will be refused services because of inability to pay.

Appointments

Services are by appointment only. Call your local public health office to schedule an appointment.

 

Myths and Truths About HIV Testing



Red AIDS Ribbon

Downloads

HIV Brochure:  English   Español


Links

nakedtruth.idaho.gov

HIV Fact Sheets in English and Spanish

The Foundation for AIDS Research

HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

AIDS.gov

Nine and a half minutes

HIV/AIDS info from the CDC

World Health Organization and HIV/AIDS

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS info from Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

 

Last Updated December 14, 2014 1:03 AM      © 2008 South Central Public Health District