Get your confidential HIV test and counseling at any of PPHP's 10 health centers in Suffolk, Westchester, and Rockland Counties. Test results while you wait. No appointment is necessary to get tested. While you're there, pick up some FREE condoms too.
To find a health center convenient to you:
- Click on a health center on the For Patients page or
- Call 800-230-PLAN (7526)
WHY GET TESTED?
HIV is a significant problem. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 1.1 million people are living with HIV/AIDS (2006), and an estimated 21%---232,344---are unaware of their status. And HIV/AIDS disproportionately impacts Blacks and Latinas.
- HIV/AIDS is the #4 killer of US Latinas age 35-44.
- African American men and women have an estimated incidence rate 7 times as high as among whites. And although Blacks are 13% of the population, they are nearly 50% of newly reported AIDS cases.
Lack of access to treatment and care along with social stigma can make living with HIV difficult. But with early diagnosis, uncertain individuals will know their HIV status and should be placed in appropriate treatment and care. To learn more about HIV and AIDS visit the Centers for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health, or nationalhivawarenessmonth.org.