CPACS COSMO Health Center

PROJECT H.O.P.E

HIV, Outreach, Prevention, Education

HIV / AIDS

  • You can only get HIV by coming into direct contact with certain body fluids from a person with HIV who has a detectable viral load.

  • These fluids are:
      • Blood
      • Semen (cum) and pre-seminal fluid
      • Rectal fluids
      • Vaginal fluids
      • Breast milk
  • We offer FREE CONFIDENTIAL HIV testing.
  • The only way to know for sure if you have HIV is to get tested.
  • Testing is relatively simple. You can get an HIV test from your doctor or healthcare provider, and using a FDA-approved self-test kit.
  • If you think you may have been exposed to HIV, PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) is medicine that can be taken in emergency situations after a recent possible exposure to HIV within 72 hours.
  • If you are HIV positive and you take antiretroviral therapy (ART) consistently, you can keep the level of HIV in your body low.
  • This will help keep your body strong and healthy and reduce the likelihood that you will ever progress to AIDS.
  • It will also help lower your risk of transmitting HIV to others.

Outreach

  • CPACS  provides outreach and education to populations-at risk.
  • We also established partnerships with existing organizations to provide educational services.

Prevention

Are you:

  • HIV Negative?
  • Sexually active?
  • Actively engage in risky sexual behaviors?
  • Have a sexual partner with HIV? (especially if the partner has an unknown or detectable viral load)
  • Inject drugs and/or share needles?

You are eligible to speak to a medical provider about PrEP which is pre-exposure prophylaxis, a once daily medicine that can reduce the chanceof an HIV Infection by 99%.

Always practice safe sex behaviors with your partner(s) because PrEP will not stop you from getting other STDs. 

Education

  • Negative results will receive health education on how to protect themselves from HIV such as using condoms or PrEP.
  • Persons who test positive will be linked to care services and receive information on how to live a long and healthy life with HIV.

Resources and Referrals

Contact Us

CPACS COSMO Health Center
6185 Buford Hwy, Bldg G Norcross, GA 30071
Hours
Monday-Friday: 9AM – 6PM
Saturday: 9AM – 1PM
Sunday: Closed


T. (770) 446-0929 
F. (770) 446-6977