Free, confidential HIV testing is available for people in Lorain County. The test is completed by a finger stick and results are available in 20 to 40 minutes.
Everyone 13 to 64 years old should get tested for HIV at least once. If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, get tested as soon as possible to protect your baby.
Get tested at least once a year if you engage in these high-risk activities:
HIV is an infection that may lead to AIDS if not treated. There is no cure for HIV or AIDS, but they may be controlled through treatment.
HIV is spread through infected blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk and other body fluids containing blood. Infection can occur through sexual contact, sharing needles to inject drugs, and from mother to baby during pregnancy, birth or breastfeeding.
This service is funded through The Ohio Department of Health HIV Prevention grant. Materials adapted from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.