HIV Care – Care is Prevention

Why is HIV treatment important?

Today, as many as one in five Americans who are HIV positive do not know it. As a result, they are not getting the care they need. If you are HIV positive, it is crucial to keep your immune system as strong as possible to help fight diseases and infections.

HIV treatment can help you live a longer, healthier life and reduce the amount of the virus in your body, lowering the chances of spreading the virus to others. This doesn’t mean you no longer have HIV, but it can mean better health for you and less risk of passing the disease to others.

How can I start HIV care in Georgia?

There are many ways to start HIV care in Georgia:

  • Visit your primary care doctor.
  • Go to your local health department.
  • If you feel you cannot afford care, the Georgia Ryan White Part B Program provides a range of services to low-income individuals in the state. These services include medical services, support services, access to free HIV medications through the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), and assistance with insurance coverage.

Key Points to Remember:

  • There is no cure for HIV.
  • There is no vaccine (shot) to help prevent HIV.


  • If you would like to learn more about treatment, please visit the Where To Get Treatment page for a list of online providers, nearby location, and contact information.
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