In observance of National HIV Testing Day, the Coastal Health District will hold a drive-through testing event from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 27th, in the parking lot of the Chatham County Health Department at 1395 Eisenhower Drive. Results will be available in one minute. Those getting tested will receive free giveaways, including gift cards. Get more info. here: National HIV Testing Day Event.
The Coastal Health District’s HIV Program provides medical treatment and case management services for those living with HIV/AIDS. Every county health department provides free, walk-in HIV testing, and the Coastal Health District has clinics that provide HIV treatment in Savannah, Brunswick, and Hinesville.
Services offered through the HIV Program include HIV medical provider visits, labs related to HIV medical care, access to HIV medications, oral health care, nutritional assessment and counseling, care and treatment related to sexually transmitted infections, mental health counseling, and partner counseling and referral services. Transportation to medical appointments is available for clients as a part of the case management services provided.
The Coastal Health District’s HIV Clinic treats any HIV positive client over age 12, including those who have a CDC-defined AIDS diagnosis. Supportive services such as emergency financial assistance, food vouchers, housing assistance, support groups, etc., are available by referral through various community providers and partners.
To get started, visit our HIV Program Requirements page.
Stay protected during the pandemic. Call our confidential condom line at 912-414-4962 and leave your name, mailing address, phone number (only needed for address confirmation) and preferred condom pack (Magnum pack, variety pack, non-latex male pack, or internal condoms – previously known as female condoms), and we will mail them to you.
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“PrEP” stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. PrEP is a way for people who don’t have HIV but who are at very high risk of getting it to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day. The pill contains two medicines that are also used to treat HIV. If you take PrEP and are exposed to HIV through sex or injection drug use, these medicines can work to keep the virus from taking hold in your body.
PrEP is a powerful HIV prevention tool and can be combined with condoms and other prevention methods to provide even greater protection than when used alone. But people who use PrEP must commit to taking the drug every day and seeing their health care provider for follow-up every 3 months.
Call 912-414-4962 or click HERE to get more information on our PrEP Services.