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Durham HIV testing resources

Durham NC has a wide variety or resources for people living with HIV infection. While these services are available it is apparent many residents do not take advantage of the services until its too late. A person living with HIV can live for up to ten years or longer showing or feeling no symptoms. During this period HIV replicates in the body attacking cells that protect the immune system. As time goes by the damage to the system causes the individual prone to infectious diseases or opportunistic infections. This causes the individuals body to become weakened due to the drop in cd4 cells. An AIDS diagnosis is confirmed when the cd4 cells drop below 200. Unfortunately in a community like Durham NC, new cases of HIV infections are commonplace.

The key to combating HIV in communities is early testing plain and simple. If an individual gets tested early when they feel they may have been exposed, their chances of living a normal life is increased two fold. if not,the virus will event supress the immune system and the person may end up with blindness, neuropathy, cognitive issues, cancer or other known opportunistic infection. The key to comabatting HIV begins before it starts. Here are some helpful links in the city of Durham NC for individuals seeking HIV testing and services.

Durham County Health Department
414 East Main Street
Durham, NC 27701

Telephone
:
919-560-7600

Hours:
Walk-in, Monday–Friday, 8:30–11:00 am and 1:00–4:00 pm

Available services:
Conventional HIV blood test

CAARE Incorporated
214 Broadway Street
Durham, NC 27701

Telephone
:
919-683-5300

Hours:
Walk-in, Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Available services:

  • Conventional HIV blood test
  • Rapid oral tests

Alliance of AIDS Service Carolina
1810 East Main Street
Durham, NC 27703

Telephone
:
919-596-9898

Hours:
Walk-in or by appointment, Monday–Thursday, 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Available services:

  • Rapid and conventional tests
  • Free testing for HIV and other STIs, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis

Call Danielle Myers at 919-596-9898 x316 for an appointment or to request non-conventional testing locations and prevention education.

Lincoln Community Health Center
1301 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707

Telephone
:
919-956-4000

Hours:
General Public: Walk-in, Tuesdays 5:00 pm–7:30 pm
Registered Lincoln clients: Walk-in, Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–4:00 pm

Available services:

  • Rapid oral testing
  • Conventional HIV blood test

Lyon Park Clinic*
1313 Halley Street, Suite 137
Durham, NC 27707

Telephone
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