HIV and Health Care
LCIS is committed to the overall betterment of life for people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. LCIS advocates for frequent STI/STD testing, sexual education, and accessible health care resources.
What is HIV?
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) attacks the body’s immune system by destroying the system’s white blood cells, known as T cells. HIV is spread by contact with infected bodily fluids such as blood, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. If an individual is already infected, taking a regular dosage of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) can reduce the amount of HIV virus in the blood and can reduce the risk of transmission to others.
Free HIV Testing
LCIS has partnered with Duke Partners In Caring to provide free and confidential HIV testing. Although appointments are preferred, no appointment is necessary!
Our local health department can also provide testing to you for little or no charge.
New Hanover Regional Medical Center's Care Team provides medical services for the insured, under insured, and those with no insurance. The Care Team will work to meet your health care needs and assist you with the charity care application, if necessary. NHRMC Care Team is the regional Ryan White Part C provider.