In coordination with National HIV Testing Day, Konza Prairie Community Health will offer free walk-in HIV testing for anyone in the community on Monday, June 27, 8 am to 5:30 pm at our Junction City clinic – 361 Grant Avenue in Junction City.
No appointment is needed; HIV testing is easy, fast, and confidential.
Easy – Test is a non-invasive finger stick
Fast – Know your results in a few minutes
Confidential – Testing, results, and counseling are all confidential
HIV Testing is self-care
Knowing your HIV status can help keep you – and others – safe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone age 13 to 64 should get tested for HIV at least once; more frequently for those at higher-risk of contracting the virus.
The CDC estimates that 1.1 million people have HIV in the U.S. and 1 in 7 of them don’t know they have the virus. Nearly 40% of new HIV infections are transmitted by people who don’t know they have it.
If not treated, the virus can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS. In the United States, HIV is mainly spread through sex or sharing needles with someone who is infected.
Anyone can be infected with HIV but there are more prevention ways than ever to help protect against the virus. Strategies such as abstinence, limiting the number of sexual partners, never sharing needles, and using condoms the right way, can lower the risk of HIV infection.
There is no cure for HIV, but the virus can be controlled with proper medical treatment. If diagnosed and treated early, a person with HIV can live a long life. Konza Prairie Community Health Center can provide treatment for persons who are at risk for or are living with HIV.
Learn more about how to protect yourself with CDC’s HIV Risk Reduction Tool