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Anyone can get HIV. There is no cure for HIV, but it can be prevented. If you need HIV care, call The Living Bridge Center in Dalton at (706) 281-2360 or The Living Bridge Center South at (470) 863-5700 in Canton. 

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                      The Living Bridge Center in Dalton and The Living Bridge Center South in Canton

 

Georgia has the 4th highest rate of HIV infection in the nation. The Living Bridge Center in Dalton and The Living Bridge Center South in Canton are there to help people battling HIV. The Living Bridge Centers offer full-service HIV care and treatment, HIV and STD testing, a PrEP clinic, and education and support to help people remain negative. Visit The Living Bridge Center at 1200 W. Waugh Street in Dalton or The Living Bridge Center South at 130 Riverstone Terrace, Suite 102 in Canton. Or call now to set up an enrollment appointment in Dalton at (706) 281-2360 or (470) 863-5700 in Canton. Click here to get more information about The Living Bridge Centers in North Georgia along with contact details and locations.

 

 Fast Facts concerning HIV

  • 1 in 7 people are unaware of their status.
  • 22% of people aged 13-24 are HIV positive.
  • 39,782 people in the U.S. received an HIV diagnosis in 2016.
  • HIV/AIDS is still the top 10 leading cause of death for those aged 25-44.
  • The south has the highest number of people living with HIV, accounting for 45% of the total HIV/AIDS population in the united states.
  • Globally, there were 36.7 million people living with HIV in 2016 and 1.8 million new cases of HIV during the same year.

 

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WHAT IS PrEP?

prep 101.2PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis - "prophylaxis" means to prevent or control the spread of an infection or disease. PrEP is an HIV prevention option that works by taking one pill every day. PrEP is available at The Living Bridge Center in Dalton (706-281-2360) and The Living Bridge Center South in Canton (470-863-5700)Learn more about PrEP in our brochure by clicking here.

   

 

 

 

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All health departments in the North Georgia Health District provide HIV testing at no charge. This includes Whitfield, Murray, Gilmer, Fannin, Pickens and Cherokee counties. For additional information and driving directions to one of these locations, click on our LOCATIONS tab.

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Are you a Community Agency who wants to provide HIV Counseling and Testing?

Please call The Living Bridge Center

Whitfield County: 
    1200 W. Waugh St., Suite A, Dalton, GA 30720 - (706) 281-2360

or The Living Bridge Center South

Cherokee County:
     130 Riverstone Terrace, Suite 102, Canton, GA 30114 - (470) 863-5700

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