It’s better to know.

Raise awareness about the critical importance of knowing one’s HIV status and encourage everyone to take the test.

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The most recent North Carolina HIV/STD Surveillance Report discloses that, in the first quarter of 2023, there were 368 cases of HIV/STD statewide, reflecting a 10.3% increase compared to the same period in 2022.

The counties most affected by this surge include Mecklenburg with 84 cases of HIV/STD, Wake with 38, Guildford with 26, Cumberland with 23 and Durham with 17.

A recent study indicates that as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, HIV testing decreased by 97 percent across the U.S. Until now, testing numbers stayed down as half, as positivity rates increased; we urge the community to take action.

It's better to know

Early detection and access to medical care significantly improve the chances of managing the virus and leading a healthy life. Thanks to advancements in medical science, individuals with HIV can now enjoy long and fulfilling lives.


How we support you

In line with our ongoing commitment to public health, we are implementing a targeted and comprehensive response.

It’s better to know Campaign
The goal is to normalize HIV testing and incorporate it into routine healthcare prevention across diverse communities. 
Health/HIV Voluntary Testing
HIV testing is voluntary and confidential, and the results are protected unless consent is given by the person who was tested.
Living Positive Support Group
Vida Positiva (Living Positive) provides professional support in Spanish for Latine individuals living with HIV.
Understanding HIV and PrEP

Taking Control of Your Health

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)

It’s a is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system, leading to AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) if left untreated.

PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)

PrEP is a preventive medication regimen for people at high risk of HIV infection. It involves taking a daily pill to reduce the risk of contracting HIV.

If someone tests positive for HIV

It’s crucial to seek medical care promptly. Treatment options include antiretroviral therapy, which can suppress the virus, improve health outcomes, and reduce the risk of transmission to others.

We are here for you.

Accessing support networks and counseling services can help individuals navigate the emotional and practical aspects of living with HIV.
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