Care Is Prevention


HIV Treatment Saves Lives

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 very important to keep your immune system as strong as possible. This will help you fight diseases and infections. Treatment for HIV can help you live a longer, healthier life. It can also help reduce the amount of the virus in your body, reducing the chances of spreading the virus to others. That doesn’t mean you no longer have HIV, but it can mean better health for you and less chance of passing the disease to others.

There are many ways in which you can start HIV care in Georgia. You can visit your primary care doctor or 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 who live 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.

Remember there is no cure for HIV and there is no vaccine (shot) to help prevent it.

If you would like to learn more about treatment, please visit the Where To Get Treatmentpage for a list of nearby locations and contact information.