inHarmony

NATIVE HEALTH inHarmony HIV/HCV Circle of Care provides no-cost HIV screenings to everyone. Please call for an appointment. Services for Spanish speaking individuals, couples and families are now available.

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Appointments available outside of current hours. Please call to set an appointment.
 
4041 North Central Avenue, Building C
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
(602) 279-5262, ext. 3453
(602) 339-7238 (cell)
 
2423 West Dunlap, Suite 140

(602) 279-5351
(602) 339-7238 (cell)
 
 
ALERE DETERMINE HIV-1/2 AG/AB COMBO TEST
  • Provides rapid results in 20 minutes
  • 99.9% accurate
  • Can detect HIV 12-26 days after infection1
  • FDA approved
  • CLIA waived for fingerstick blood
 
ORAQUICK HEPATITIS C RAPID ANTIBODY TEST
  • Provide rapid results in 20 minutes
  • More than 98% accurate
  • Can detect Hepatitis C 1-3 months after infection2
  • FDA approved
  • CLIA waived for fingerstick blood
 
EDUCATION
  • HIV 101
  • Risk reduction
  • Healthy lifestyle
 
PREVENTION
  • Condoms and lubricants available upon request
  • Community outreach
 
SERVICES
  • Couples HIV Testing and Counseling
  • No-cost Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccinations.
  • Anti-Retroviral Treatment and Access to Services (ARTAS)
  • CLEAR Intervention for newly diagnosed HIV and high risk individuals
  • Case Management and Risk Assessment
  • Support and referral services to organizations providing HIV/AIDS treatment in Arizona
  • PrEP and Patient Navigation
For more information please call  (602) 279-5262, ext. 3453 or email:  KAlvarez@nachci.com 
 
 
WHAT IS HIV?
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) weakens your immune system by destroying important cells that fight disease and infection.  If left untreated, HIV can severely damage the immune system which leads to AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).  If HIV is detected and treated early, people can live long and healthy lives.3
 
WHERE IS HIV FOUND?
HIV is found in the bodily fluids (blood, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk) of a person who has been infected.
 
HOW IS HIV TRANSMITTED?
  • Unprotected sex (vaginal, anal and oral sex) with an infected person
  • Sharing contaminated syringes, needles or other sharp instruments
  • Child-birth or breastfeeding when the mother is already HIV positive
  • Blood transfusion with contaminated blood4
 
WHAT IS HEPATITIS C?
Hepatitis C (HCV) is a virus that infects the liver. About 70%-85% of people that become infected develop a chronic or long-term infection, which can result in serious health problems or possibly death. There is no vaccine for HCV, but effective treatment is available.5
 
WHERE IS HCV FOUND?
HCV is found in primarily blood, blood products or organs of a person who is infected.
 
HOW IS HCV TRANSMITTED?
  • IV drug use by sharing needles or syringes with an infected person
  • Receiving contaminated blood transfusions or an organ transplant 
  • HCV-infected Mother to child during birth
  • Inefficient but possible routes: sex with HCV-infected partner and sharing contaminated personal items such as razors or toothbrushes6
 
Get tested and know your status—the earlier you know your status the longer you will prolong your life.
Citations
  1. http://www.alere.com/en/home/product-details/determine-1-2-ag-ab-combo.html
  2. http://www.orasure.com/products-infectious/products-infectious-oraquick-...
  3. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/
  4. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/transmission.html
  5. http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hcv/
  6. http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hcv/hcvfaq.htm#section2

For the commitment to ‘Healthy People in Healthy Communities’ NATIVE HEALTH is an “Opt-Out” HIV testing facility, which means anyone between the age of 13 to 64 will be offered and given an HIV test unless the patient explicitly refuses. Those who accept the test need only to give verbal consent. Per Arizona State Law, children ages 13 and older, may be tested for HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections without parental consent.