This site contains HIV prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences.
Free, confidential HIV testing is available for people in Greene County. Results are available in 20 to 40 minutes. Call 937-374-5617 to make an appointment for HIV testing with Greene County Public Health (GCPH). We are taking steps to ensure the safety and well-being of Greene County residents and staff. We will continue to meet the needs of our clients.
Should I get tested?
- Have sex with someone that you don't know their HIV status.
- Have sex with an HIV-positive partner.
- Share needles or inject drugs.
- Have another sexually transmitted disease, hepatitis or tuberculosis.
- Are a man that has sex with other men.
- Have had more than one partner since your last HIV test.
- Exchange sex for drugs or money.
What is Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)?
HIV is an infection that may lead to AIDS if not treated. There is no cure for HIV or AIDS, but they may be controlled through treatment.
HIV is spread through infected blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk and other body fluids containing blood. Infection can occur through sexual contact, sharing needles to inject drugs, and from mother to baby during pregnancy, birth or breastfeeding.
How do I prevent HIV?
- Practice safe sex - always use a condom the right way every time you have sex with a partner whose HIV status is positive or unknown. Limit your number of sex partners. Condoms are available at no cost at Greene County Public Health.
- Do not share needles for any reason.
- If you are at a higher risk for getting HIV but are HIV negative, ask your doctor about taking Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) medication daily.
- Conversation starters about testing, your status, and more
- HIV 101
- Search Free, Fast, and Confidential Test Near You
- Sexual Health and Wellness and Resource Guide
- Ohio HIV Program
- ODH HIV/STD Prevention Program
- National Minority AIDS Council
- AIDS Education Global Information System
- National Prevention Information Network
- National Association of People with AIDS