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HIV and AIDS are difficult problems that many people have to deal with and that no one should have to face alone. There are many groups around the Valley that are here to help people like you, or someone you know, live comfortably with HIV. If you have engaged in any of the activities that can transmit HIV (including unprotected sex with even one person) you should get tested immediately.

Here are some places you can go to get counseling and testing for HIV.

Maricopa County Public Health Center
1825 E. Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ
Appointments: (602) 506-1678

Phoenix Early Intervention Center
(formerly McDowell Health Care Center)
4021 N. 30th St.
Phoenix, AZ
Appointments: (602) 344-6550

Mesa Family Health Center
59 S. Hibbert
Mesa, AZ
Appointments: (480) 962-9181

AAP/CAC (d.b.a. AIDS Project Arizona)
Project Lifeguard Phoenix
4700 N. Central
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 254-3233

Other county HIV counseling and testing sites
320 E. Virginia
(602) 266-1100, ext. 493

HIV counseling and testing services also are available, for a fee, at Planned Parenthood Centers. Call (602) 277-7526 for information and locations.

The key to beating HIV is a combination of early detection, a good support group, and a fighting attitude. There is help out there so even if there is the smallest of chances that you might have it, you should get tested immediately because with all the new advancements, HIV shouldn't be a reason to die young.

Also, if you have a problem with substance abuse or IV drug use please contact the Shanti group in Phoenix - they are here to help you.

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This site was created by Ben Pate in fulfillment of requirements for the course CSS 335: Latino Health Issues taught by Dr. Szkupinski Quiroga at Arizona State University, Spring 2004.