CPACS COSMO Health Center

PROJECT H.O.P.E

HIV, Outreach, Prevention, Education

HIV / AIDS

HOW DO YOU GET HIV?

  • Certain body fluids from an HIV-infected person can transmit HIV.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I THINK I HAVE HIV?

  • 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.

HIV 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

Prevention starts with you. 

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 parttner(s) because PrEP will not stop you from getiting 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

  • HOPE brochure
  • 5 reasons to try PreP
  • What is HIV?
  • PreP availability flyer

Referrals

  • Mental Health/Counseling
  • Treatment
  • Social Services

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