Prevention

Free HIV Testing Information

NIAC is partnered with Panhandle Health District to offer free rapid HIV testing to targeted, high risk individuals in our community. NIAC performs the Clearview HIV ½ Stat-Pak Rapid Test. This rapid HIV test result is ready in 15-20 minutes and is performed using a small finger prick of your blood. The Clearview HIV Test identifies HIV antibodies in the sample of your blood. This test is very accurate; however additional testing is necessary to confirm a reactive result. The HIV antibody test only works after the infected person’s immune system develops antibodies to HIV. HIV antibodies are detectable usually around 3 months after being exposed, but sometimes can be detectable anytime from 2 weeks to 6 months. Your tester will determine if you should consider getting re-tested in 3-6 months.

Schedule a Free HIV Test

Individual Risk Assessment

Client centered counseling for high risk and highest risk seronegative individuals. Those people include:

      • Men who have sex with men (MSM)
      • Individuals who inject drugs (IUD)
      • Partners of MSM or IDU
      • Partners of HIV positive individuals
      • Individuals who have had a STD in the last twelve months
      • Individuals who have exchanged sex for drugs, money, food, shelter…
      • Active TB Diagnosis

Professional Counseling

Prevention counseling includes individual client centered counseling to the client prior and post HIV testing.

HIV Positive Support Groups

Provide a safe and confidential atmosphere for individuals infected and affected with HIV/AIDS.