The Division of Health offers High Impact HIV Prevention.

This is an evidence-based public health approach to HIV prevention that applies cost-effective and adaptable interventions in serving the public. Rapid HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) testing and counseling are done on demand at the Paterson Division of Health clinic Monday through Friday during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Additionally, we operate a mobile medical unit as part of an outreach effort during normal work hours as well as non-traditional hours, so that those unaware of their HIV status can be tested and learn what their HIV status is.

Clients receive:

  • Counseling and testing with test results in 20 minutes
  • Prevention Counseling
  • Early linkage to primary medical care for those who test positive for HIV
  • Referral to dental care and other services for those who test positive for HIV
  • Referral to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) program for those with very high risk of HIV infection
  • HIV-related outreach activities and testing incentives