Montana’s Department of Public Health and Human Services has developed a website called GetTested.MT.gov to help residents find local HIV testing centers.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everybody between 13 and 64 who are sexually active should have an HIV test as part of their annual healthcare checkup. Anybody who shares needles to do drugs, sexually-active gay men or bisexuals are encouraged to get tested more than once a year.
health partners have come up with the website to make it easier for
residents to find testing locations in the state. Many of these
clinics offer their services free of charge and anonymously.
Fejes with DPHHS STD/HIV Prevention said the people who conducted
these tests are dedicated people who want to help people learn if
they have an STD like HIV. They can also provide information on how a
person can reduce their risk of HIV exposure.
state’s HIV testing network conducted over 2,000 HIV tests in 2017,
with six of those being confirmed as HIV positive. Counselors can
direct clients to the right services to ensure they stay healthy and
protect others from spreading the disease. In the majority of cases,
the results come back in 30 minutes or less and can detect HIV
exposure after one month of being exposed to the virus.
believed that 1.1 million people in the U.S. are HIV positive. The
state believes there are around 700 residents with the disease. HIV
treatments can help people live long, healthy productive lives.
works in close conjunction with local partners and offers case
management support and in-depth HIV treatment services. These
services can be found throughout the state with case managers on hand
to assist anybody with HIV learn about the different healthcare
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