HIV/AIDS Services

  • The Health Department's Sexual Health Clinic offers free, rapid and confidential HIV tests. We also offer HIV PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) to qualifying individuals. For more information call (845) 364-3771.
  • The Health Department's Family Planning Clinic's services include HIV testing and counseling for their patients.  We provide free, confidential, and rapid testing for HIV (results in 20 minutes) by staff who speak English, Spanish and Creole. For more information and to make an appointment, call (845) 364-2531.
  • The New York State Department of Health has a toll-free AIDS hotline.  You can call 1-800-541-AIDS to schedule a free HIV test. 

Why is getting tested so important? 
An HIV test is the only way to find out if you have HIV. Nearly 1 in 5 people with HIV don't know they are infected and can pass the virus on to others without knowing it.

  • If you find out you are HIV-positive, you can start taking medicine for your HIV. Getting early treatment for HIV improves your health, allows your doctor to monitor all aspects of your health, prolongs your life, and greatly lowers your chance of spreading HIV to others.
  • If you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant, knowing your HIV status and getting treatment can help protect your baby from becoming infected.
  • If you are at high risk for HIV and test negative, taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) along with other prevention methods can lower your risk of acquiring HIV.

For More Information on HIV/AIDS:
AIDS.gov
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
HIV/AIDS:  Medline Plus
New York State Department of Health