What is HIV?
HIV: The human immunodeficiency virus is a lentivirus that causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers to thrive.
Getting tested for HIV can serve two purposes. One, it can confirm that you do NOT have HIV. Or two, it confirms that you have been infected with HIV and that medical treatment is critical at your stage.
At Rocky Mountain Cares, we offer you valuable resources on what to do when your health issues involve HIV. These resources include types of HIV tests, where you can get tested in your local area, and what happens during an HIV test.
Our organization also brings light and awareness regarding the transmission of HIV as well as the different instances that can increase your chances of being infected. We also offer education in the prevention of HIV. We believe that the more we are aware, the more we can do something about it.
For assistance, counseling and other support services, please contact Rocky Mountain CARES. We look forward to lending you a hand through this difficult time. Our team is ready to help you in any way possible.