Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Most Americans are aware of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the virus that leads to AIDS. It is one of the sexually transmitted diseases that unfortunately is yet to have a cure. It’s estimated that there are 1 million people in the U.S. living with HIV.
Knowledge is power. If you are at risk, there are great benefits to being tested to know for sure if you are infected with HIV. HIV treatments have rapidly improved over the years. Some even say we are close to a cure.
Active treatment of HIV can minimize symptoms and prevent the further spread. Monitored and treated HIV could prevent it from developing into AIDS. And finally, HIV medications may limit or slow down destruction of the immune system, improve the health of people living with HIV and may reduce their ability to transmit HIV.
Read more facts about HIV from the CDC.
Those who are at high risk for HIV are encouraged to undergo yearly HIV screening. This includes those with multiple sexual partners, IV drug users and gay and bisexual men. Even for those not considered “high risk,” the CDC recommends HIV testing at least once.
ARCpoint Labs of Martinez offers confidential, reliable HIV screening. We can:
- Perform blood tests to detect for HIV
- Perform instant oral tests for HIV with results available in 20 minutes
Let ARCpoint Labs of Martinez Help
Contact ARCpoint Labs of Martinez today to arrange your HIV test.