Montana health department launches new website highlighting HIV testing sites

Organizers of the HIV testing day say it is simple to get tested and adults should do it at least every five years

Organizers of the HIV testing day say it is simple to get tested and adults should do it at least every five years

For information on HIV testing, HIV care and sexual health services in our community, contact Jennifer Howell, Sexual Health Program Coordinator, at 775-328-6147. You do not have to be present to win.

This year's National HIV Testing Day theme, Doing It My Way, reflects on the various reasons people have for getting HIV tested.

HIV cannot be detected by any of the tests immediately after infection, although post-exposure prophylaxis or PEP medicine can prevent infection if taken within 72 hours of potential exposure to the virus.

Over the past couple of years, new scientific evidence from several large studies has led to a profound change in our understanding of the benefits of effective HIV treatment that lowers HIV viral load in the blood down to undetectable levels.

He added: "Others may not know how far we've come in HIV care".

Health officials say HIV levels have spiked in Delaware. PrEP, a daily oral antiretroviral drug, is effective in reducing new cases of HIV; in clinical trials, its effectiveness has been between 92 and 99 per cent. "It is a test that should be on everybody's radar". The most common ways are from unprotected sex, intravenous drug use, or at birth.

As nurses, we have an important role to play, regardless of the area of expertise, in promoting prevention, testing, and early treatment of HIV.

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Chamberlin said the agency hopes to know in the near future if funding will be made available to offer the testing in 2019.

No appointment is needed.

"Stigma is still attached to HIV", said Griffin-Futch.

Their event is from 3 to 7 p.m.at the Walgreens located at 1144 Airport Boulevard.

"The same assurance I gave this country when I said we will do cataract surgeries, done!"

Staff at the three centres will be able to guide people who test positive toward local resources that can help them with their mental, physical and emotional health. They should also bring multiple copies of their resume and any other documents that would help qualify them for the job.

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