Health department offers free HIV testing

  • Health department offers free HIV testing

Health department offers free HIV testing

Almost 7,300 individuals are living with HIV in B.C. They take daily, oral medication said to be over 90 per cent effective in preventing the conversion to AIDS.

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Salvatore Seeley, the health and wellness coordinator of CAMP Rehoboth, recommends getting tested at least once or twice a year depending on risk factors.

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.

Various other health agencies and nonprofits will also offer free testing without an appointment on June 27th.

JCMC provides health and support services to HIV patients at its Center for Comprehensive Care program located at the Jersey City Medical Center at Greenville, located at 1825 John F. Kennedy Blvd.

Free HIV testing will be offered at several locations in Columbus during National HIV Testing Day on Wednesday. The first 20 people who come in for an HIV test will receive a $10 Walmart gift card and have an opportunity to win one of two $50 Walmart gift cards, T-shirts and other prizes. "We also have medication now to prevent HIV, so knowing your status is really important".

With Florida and St. Petersburg repeatedly ranking high for rates of HIV and AIDS, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) opened a new clinic on Monday near the Skyway Marina District.

"The only way to know for certain if you're HIV-positive is to get tested", Lacasse noted. Our mission is to promote and protect the health of people and the communities where we live, learn, work and play. High-risks for HIV infection include unprotected sexual contact with an infected individual and intravenous drug use.

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

"The expansion of coverage for PrEP and PEP keeps B.C.at the forefront of fighting the spread of HIV and AIDS", said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health.