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HIV/AIDS


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HIV is the Human Immunodeficiency Virus that can lead to Acquired Deficiency Syndrome, or AIDS. HIV damages a person's body by destorying specific blood cells, call CD4+ T cells, which are crucial to helping the body fight diseases.

AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Acquired means you can get infected with it. Immunne Deficiency means a weakness in the body's system that fights dieases.

PrEP Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, is when people at very high risk for HIV take HIV medicines daily to lower their chances of getting infected. PrEP can stop HIV from taking hold and spreading throughout your body. It is highly effective for preventing HIV if used as prescribed, but it is much less effective when not taken consistently.

CCBoH offers a free PrEP clinic at our Forest Park Annex location, 685 Forest Parkway, Forest Park, GA 30297 every second Thursay of the month from 9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

CCBOH also sponsors special free HIV testing events throughout the year at various locations. You can check our website, facebook and Twitter or call 678 610-2225 for more information on HIV Prevention outreach and testing events.

 

Sexual Awareness For Everyone Free HIV Testing Locations

 

For more information on HIV/AIDS, please clink on any of the links below:

HIV Stigma Fact Sheet

Center for Diease Control and Prevention

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Georgia Department of Public Health