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HIV Testing

Services and Description
Testing is available using an HIV Rapid Test.  Results are available in 30 minutes or less.

We follow guidelines for HIV counseling and testing services to patients in compliance with the criteria established by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention and the KDHE HIV Counseling and Testing Program. Service is offered by appointment only and same day appointments are available. Please call (785) 251-2488 to schedule an appointment.

What is HIV?
HIV is a virus spread through body fluids that affects specific cells of the immune system, called CD4 cells, or T cells. Over time, HIV can destroy so many of these cells that the body can’t fight off infections and disease. When this happens, HIV infection leads to AIDS.

How is HIV Transmitted?
In the United States, HIV is spread mainly by having sex or sharing injection drug equipment such as needles with someone who has HIV.

Only certain fluids—blood, semen (cum), pre-seminal fluid (pre-cum), rectal fluids, vaginal fluids, and breast milk—from an HIV-infected person can transmit HIV. These fluids must come in contact with a mucous membrane or damaged tissue or be directly injected into the bloodstream (from a needle or syringe) for transmission to possibly occur. Mucous membranes can be found inside the rectum, the vagina, the opening of the penis, and the mouth.

In the United States, HIV is spread mainly by:
     Having sex with someone who has HIV. In general:

   

  •  Anal sex is the highest-risk behavior,
  •  Vaginal sex is the second highest-risk behavior.
  •  Having multiple sex partners or having other sexually transmitted infections can increase the risk of infection through sex.

Sharing needles, syringes, rinse water, or other equipment used to prepare injection drugs with someone who has HIV.


Resources

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/ 

http://www.kdheks.gov/sti_hiv/facts.htm 

http://www.pcneks.org/


 

 


Contact Us
HIV Testing

2115 SW 10th
Topeka, KS 66604

Ph: (785) 251-2488

haadmin@snco.us

Hours
Monday, Thursday, Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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