Central Florida locations offer free HIV testing

28 Junio, 2018, 17:55 | Author: Earnest Bishop
  • HIV Spike in Humboldt County; Testing Is Important, Says Health and Human Services

We still deal with the mis- and misconceptions of HIV.

Experts said knowing your status is important and recommend everyone from 13 to 64 years old get checked at least once.

About 75,000 people in Canada have HIV, and one in five HIV-positive Canadians are not aware of their status, which makes the possibility of transmitting the virus to others much more likely.

According to local health professionals, technology makes HIV testing easier than ever.

One Topeka based non-profit is offering free HIV testing Wednesday. This is the lowest number of new diagnoses in over 20 years. It can also be prescribed to men or women having sex with people who inject street drugs or with people infected with HIV.

It's an influence public figures like Henderson can use to bring the conversation of HIV prevention and treatment to the forefront; a cause advocates like Jeremy Hobbs has been championing for years. Seeley also mentioned that PrEP has changed how testing is done, with more and more people, especially young gay men, taking PrEP as an option and getting tested through their own medical providers. "Your work is unending but it is worth it because you make a positive impact in the lives of others", she said.

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Six months after the B.C. government expanded funding for HIV/AIDS prevention drugs, provincial officials and health care workers are celebrating a wide uptake of the prevention regimens.

The Department of Health, as part of its campaign to eliminate HIV in Florida, will offer Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) medication at no cost in all 67 county health departments by the end of 2018, according to a press release.

Ms Golda Asante, the Technical Support Coordinator of the GAC, said the RAC had been in existence since 2003 and commended all those who had dedicated their time and resources in the HIV and AIDS response.

In recognition of National HIV Testing Day, the Greenwich Department of Health encourages residents to get tested for HIV.

Almost 4,400 people in Cleveland are living with HIV or AIDS, according to the Cleveland Department of Public Health.

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