Providing access to services for individuals at-risk for, or infected with, HIV disease and to provide quality, comprehensive HIV-related primary care.
If You Have Symptoms of HIV
Many people do not have any symptoms when they first become infected with HIV.
Some people have a flu-like illness within a month or two after exposure to the virus. These early symptoms, which usually disappear within a week to a month, include:
- Sore throat
- Headache and other body aches
- Enlarged lymph nodes
Adults may be symptom-free for months after HIV first enters their body before more persistent or severe symptoms appear. In children born with HIV infection, these chronic symptoms are likely to appear within two years and include:
- Large lymph nodes or swollen glands
- Lack of energy
- Weight Loss
- Frequent fevers and sweats
- Persistent or frequent yeast infections (oral or vaginal)
- Persistent skin rashes or flaky skin
- Pelvic inflammatory disease in women that does not respond to treatment
- Short-term memory loss
- Children may grow slowly or be sick a lot
If You Have HIV
The CAMC Ryan White Program’s treatment of HIV disease includes the following medical services, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay:
- Antiretroviral therapy
- Viral load monitoring and resistance testing
- PrEP HIV prevention medication
- Care for HIV-related complications
- Routine medical care at our Medicine Clinic (including immunizations, gynecological exams, referrals for colonoscopy and/or mammogram, etc.)
- Pregnancy/pediatric care
- Hepatitis C testing and treatment
- Free, at-home HIV testing
Watch our team talk about their compassion for caring for individuals in the CAMC Ryan White Program.
CAMC HIV Care Specialists
HIV care can be very complex. We have assembled an experienced “care team” of professionals to help with the health-related, social, psychological and economic concerns of our clients.