The only way to know whether or not you have HIV is to get tested. When you know your HIV status, you can make smarter and healthier choices to prevent getting or transmitting HIV.
Some people experience flu-like symptoms 2-4 weeks after infection. Some symptoms include:
Some people do not feel sick at all during acute HIV infection.
Stage 1: Acute HIV Infection
In the acute HIV infection stage, people have a large amount of HIV in their blood, and they are very contagious. Some people experience flu-like symptoms as the body’s natural response to infection, but some people may not get sick right away or at all.
Stage 2: Chronic HIV Infection
The chronic HIV infection stage is also called asymptomatic HIV infection or clinical latency because the HIV is still active but reproduces at very low levels. During this phase, people may not have any symptoms or get sick but can transmit HIV. Without proper medication, this period may last a decade or longer, but some may progress faster.
Stage 3: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
AIDS is the most severe stage of HIV infection. People receive an AIDS diagnosis when their CD4 cell count drops below 200 cells/mm. People with AIDS can be very infectious. Without treatment, people with AIDS typically survive about three years.
HIV service organziations can always use a lending hand with onsite or mobile testing events, fundraising activities, professional services, and administrative support. Reach out to see how you can get involved.
There are several HIV awareness related holidays throughout the year. Use these days as opportunities to raise awareness and encourage people to get tested or seek care.
Checkout the latest webinars, conferences, social media channels, and events to learn about the latest tools and resources in HIV prevention, care, and treatment.
Address and Hours
Alamo Area Resource Center (AARC)
303 North Frio, 78207 8a-5p Mon-Fri
Matthew Chase Cates, MD 8a-4p Mon-Fri Tonya Clark-Perez, PA 8a-4p Mon, Wed Ruth Serrano-Pena, MD 8a-12p Mon-Thurs
Jeremy – PrEP Navigator (210) 625-7200
CentroMed – Santa Rosa Family Medicine
315 North San Saba Suite 103, 78207 8a-5p Mon-Fri
Rafael Martinez, MD Amanda K. Miller, PA
BEAT Aids – San Antonio Care Center
230 E. Fredericksburg Rd, 78212 8:30a-5p Mon-Fri
San Antonio Aids Foundation (SAAF) The Care Clinic
818 E. Grayson St, 78208
Waridibo Allison, MD