Your local health department may offer free testing, or if youre a student, your college or university health center may have free HIV testing. Low and no-cost tests are often available from Planned Parenthood health centers and many doctors offices, hospitals, and health clinics.
How can I get free HIV medication?
Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs) are programs administered by pharmaceutical companies to offer free or reduced-cost antiretroviral (ARV) medicines to low-income people living with HIV who are uninsured or underinsured, and who do not qualify for assistance programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, or AIDS Drug Assistance ...
Is HIV curable if caught early?
Though there is no cure for HIV, early diagnosis can aid in timely initiation of antiretroviral therapy that can stop the virus from damaging the immune system. An HIV patient who has received timely treatment can live a normal and long life without progressing to late stage HIV.
Why is my doctor testing me for HIV?
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing determines whether youre infected with HIV , a virus that weakens your immune system and can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Some HIV tests check for antibodies that your immune system produces in reaction to HIV infection.