+ Why is HIV testing important?
91.5% of new HIV infections are from persons living with HIV who are unaware of their status or not in care.
*Los Angeles County Commission on HIV and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Division of HIV and STD Programs. Los Angeles County Comprehensive HIV Plan (2017-2021), September 2016:1-165.
+ Am I at risk for HIV?
*Peers Empowering Peers "Hierarchy of Risk".
+ What can I do to stay safe?
Check out the following links:
- Find free condoms in LA
- Get tested at APAIT in LA or find testing locations in other areas
- Learn more abut PrEP
+ I'm afraid I might test positive.
We understand that fear and anxiety can deter people from getting tested. Our HIV counselors receive extensive training on how to help people understand and cope with a positive/reactive HIV test result.
We offer support groups, mental health services, partner notification, housing assistance, substance abuse treatment, and other support services for people living with HIV/AIDS. You may call us at (213) 375-3830 ext. 1812 to learn more about our programs and services, or click here for more details.
+ Who can I talk to about my feelings?
We offer mental health counseling to all Medi-Cal eligible individuals. Our Patient Navigator can assess your needs and make appropriate referrals.