WHAT IS HIV TESTING?
An HIV test looks for the presence of antibodies to HIV in a person's blood.
At CHE, we test for HIV using Rapid HIV tests. These tests give you quick results within 20-30 minutes. HIV testing services are always FREE for our PrEP patients.
AFFECTS PEOPLE OF COLOR
Approximately 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV today. About 14 percent of them (1 in 7) don’t know it and need testing.
HIV continues to have a disproportionate impact on certain populations, particularly racial and ethnic minorities and gay and bisexual men.
An estimated 38,000 new HIV infections still occur in the United States each year. These infections can be prevented.
If you are HIV negative:
Testing shows that you don’t have HIV. Continue taking steps to avoid getting HIV, such as using condoms during sex and, if you are at high risk of getting HIV, taking medicines to prevent HIV (called pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP).
If you are HIV positive:
Testing shows that you have HIV, but you can still take steps to protect your health. Begin by talking to your health care provider about antiretroviral therapy (ART). People on ART take a combination of HIV medicines every day to treat HIV infection. ART can’t cure HIV, but HIV medicines help people with HIV live longer, healthier lives.
Austin, TX 78745
Lancaster, TX 75146
Monday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
1st Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
3rd Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
2nd & 4th Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Dallas, TX 75215
Austin Phone: (512) 840-1273
Dallas Phone: (972) 432-7783
Monday: 7:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am - 4:00pm
WHAT ARE HIV CARE SERVICES?
Those living with HIV can live empowered, healthy lives with antiretroviral therapy (ART) medication. This medication lowers a person's viral load (the amount of HIV in a person's blood) to keep them healthy. Through our HIV care services, we make sure each patient receives their ART medication at a reasonable cost.
HAVE YOU HEARD OF U=U?
"Undetectable” equals “untransmittable” (U=U) means that people living with HIV who achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load (the amount of HIV in the blood) by taking and adhering to ART as prescribed cannot transmit HIV to others through sex.