Protect Yourself, Protect Your Community


An HIV diagnosis doesn’t have to stop you from living a long and healthy life. With the proper treatment and care, you can live as long as someone who doesn’t have HIV.


The best way to fight HIV is to know your status. AIDS Outreach offers free rapid HIV and Syphilis testing to anyone in Gallatin, Park and Madison Counties.


For those who are HIV+, treatment should begin as soon as possible. We’ll help connect you with a healthcare provider, assist you in finding financial resources, and offer an emotional support system for you and your family or caregiver.


You don’t have to manage HIV on your own, we’re here for you.


To schedule a test, call 406.451.5718

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HIV-infected H9 T-cell

Human Immunodeficiency Virus

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, a retrovirus that, once inside the human body, weakens a person’s immune system by replicating and destroying important cells that fight disease and infection.

HIV attacks the body’s immune system, specifically the CD4 cells, often called T cells, reducing the body’s ability to fight off infections and disease.

Scanning electron micrograph of HIV particles (yellow) infecting a human T cell (blue)

Subsequently, opportunistic infections or cancers take advantage of a very weak immune system.

No effective cure exists for HIV. But with proper medical care, HIV can be controlled.