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Falls Community Health Free HIV Testing

Results provided within 20 minutes

Hours
Monday: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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Sanford Downtown Clinic

Phone Number: (605) 334-5099

Hours
Monday-Friday 8:00AM-6:00PM
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Oraquick®

  • At home HIV testing.
  • Results in 20 minutes.
  • Comes with confidential 24/7 call-center support
  • Safe, effective and approved by the FDA
  • Quick and painless. No blood testing required!

 

Where to buy

  • Wal-Mart
  • Walgreens
  • Ride Aid
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Oraquick.com

HIV Treatment options

Tested positive? Get the facts. One option could be the daily, treatment called Complera. This is a daily pill regimen that combines three treatments into one. This option does not cure HIV, but it does decrease HIV related illnesses. It is crucial to take precaution when sexually active such as the use of condoms. See Complera’s website for detailed information about this treatment and to see if you qualify for payment assistance.

Be Smart. Use Protection

A person who takes part in risky sexual behavior should always use a condom.

The highest risk comes from having intercourse — vaginal, anal, or oral — with a person who has a sexually transmitted disease. If you have sex with an infected person, you’re taking a big chance. If you know your partner is infected, the best rule is to avoid intercourse (including oral sex). If you do decide to have sex with an infected partner, you should always be sure a condom is used from start to finish, every time.

With sexually transmitted diseases, you often can’t tell whether your partner has been infected. If you’re not sure about yourself or your partner, you should choose to not have sex at all. But if you do have sex, be sure to use a condom.

If you think you and your partner should be using condoms but your partner refuses, then you should say NO to sex with that person.

– Excerpt from the FDA (More Information)

Ryan White Program

This program was founded in honor of Ryan white, a young boy who was diagnosed with HIV at the age of 13. He and his mother fought AIDS-related discrimination in hopes to help educate the Nation about this disease. The Ryan White Program is the largest federal program that is specifically designed for those that are battling HIV/AIDS in the United States. This program is estimated to reach out to more than half a million people that are being affected by this disease. This foundation was initially enacted as an emergency measure and has grown to become a main part of HIV care in the United States. The Ryan White foundation plays an invaluable role in the lives of low-income families who have little or no access to other treatment resources. For more information about this wonderful foundation, click here.

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