HIV Outreach, Prevention, and Education (H.O.P.E)
Our mission is to provide universal testing to underserved immigrant and refugee populations in Georiga.
How is HIV transmitted?
- HIV or Human Immunodeficiency virus is a virus that attacks an immune system.
- When not treated it can lead to the progression of AIDS or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
- There is currently no cure for HIV
- ART or antiretroviral therapy now allows HIV to be controlled and people are able to live long lives when taken as prescribed.
What to do if I think I have HIV?
- We offer FREE CONFIDENTIAL HIV testing.
- The only way to know for sure if you have HIV is to get tested.
- Testing is relatively simple. You can get an HIV test from your doctor or healthcare provider, and using a FDA-approved self-test kit.
- If you think you may have been exposed to HIV, PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) is medicine that can be taken in emergency situations after a recent possible exposure to HIV within 72 hours.
We also established partnerships with existing organizations to provide educational services regarding health.
We cook. We deliver. We teach. We care. Open Hand serves our community by empowering people to live healthier, more productive lives..
Positive Impact Health Center’s mission is to provide client-centered care for the HIV community to have a life worth loving.
Prevention starts with YOU!
- HIV Negative?
- Sexually active?
- Actively engage in risky sexual behaviors?
- Have a sexual partner with HIV? (especially if the partner has an unknown or detectable viral load)
- Inject drugs and/or share needles?