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.
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.
Charges are based on income and family size using a sliding fee schedule. No one will be refused services because of inability to pay.
Services are by appointment only. Call your local public health office to schedule an appointment.