HIV is the human immunodeficiency virus. It is the virus that can lead to acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS. Since 2010, CDC estimates that about 33,000 people per year in the United States contract HIV.
There are two types of HIV, HIV-1 and HIV-2. In the United States, unless otherwise noted, the term “HIV” primarily refers to HIV-1.
Both types of HIV damage a person’s body by destroying specific blood cells, called CD4+ T cells, which are crucial to helping the body fight diseases.
HIV COUNSELING AND TESTING
Both blood testing and rapid testing (results in 20 minutes) are available. Charges for testing are based on your income. Please call (541) 575-0429 to schedule an appointment.
The information you share will be kept strictly confidential.
HIV Information (CDC)
HIV Information (State of Oregon)
HIV Fact Sheet