To make an appointment for confidential HIV testing, please contact:
Grant, Morton, and Sioux Counties
Mercer and Oliver Counties
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.
Anyone can get HIV/AIDS; however, those who participate in "risky behaviors" are at greatest risk. These behaviors incluide:
- Having unprotected sex
- Men who have sex with other men (MSM)
- Testing positive for an STD (including chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis)
- 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 your local public health office for testing.
North Dakota Ryan White Part B Program assists low-income North Dakota residents living with HIV/AIDS to access confidential health and supportive services. To enroll, contact Custer Health.