HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus spread through contact with infected body fluids (blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk). Over time, HIV can cause AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). The human body can not get rid of HIV/AIDS.
Any one can get HIV/AIDS; however, those who participate in "risky behaviors" are at greatest risk. These behaviors include:
Having unprotected sex
Using injection drugs
Infants born to infected mothers
A rapid HIV test can be done which involves a finger-stick and takes about 20 minutes for results. This test detects HIV antibodies, but does not test for AIDS. The testing is confidential. Contact the local public health office in your area for testing.
North Dakota Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part B assists low-income North Dakota residents living with HIV or AIDS to access confidential health and supportive services. To enroll contact Custer Health.
To make an appointment for a free confidential HIV test, please contact:
403 Burlington Street SE
Mandan, ND 58554
Phone #: (701) 667-3370
Toll Free #: 1-888-667-3370
Contact People: Jennifer Pelster, RN
1101 3 Avenue NW
Beulah, ND 58523
Phone #: (701) 873-4433
Contact Person: Autumn Schaan RN