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Syphilis

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  Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection. It is caused by a type of bacteria known as Treponema pallidum. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2006, more than 36,000 cases of syphilis were reported in the United States (CDC). According to statistics from the Mayo Clinic, the rate of syphilis among homosexual men has been rising consistently since 2000 (Mayo). The first sign of syphilis is a small, painless sore. It can appear on your sexual organs, rectum, or inside your mouth. This sore is called a chancre. Often, people fail to notice it right away....

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March 10 was National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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     National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed on March 10 to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves and their partners from HIV.  National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a time each year when organizations and communities across the country come together to help women and girls take action to protect themselves and their partners from HIV – through prevention, testing, and treatment. The observance is sponsored by the Office on Women’s Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. HIV Among Women and Girls HIV remains a significant health issue for...

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Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to Prevent HIV Infection

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Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to Prevent HIV Infection: Questions and Answers In July 2012 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first use of an antiretroviral drug to prevent HIV infection. Truvada, a combination of two HIV medications, can now be used by persons who are HIV-negative to protect them from possible infection. The following questions and answers are meant to educate consumers on PrEP and whether it is right for them. What is Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)? A prophylactic is a drug you take to prevent disease. When you take a drug to prevent HIV infection, it is called...

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HIV Tests and diagnosis

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HIV is most commonly diagnosed by testing your blood or saliva for the presence of antibodies to the virus. Unfortunately, these types of HIV tests aren't accurate immediately after infection because it takes time for your body to develop these antibodies — usually up to 12 weeks. In rare cases, it can take up to six months for an HIV antibody test to become positive. A newer type of test checks for HIV antigen, a protein produced by the virus immediately after infection. This test can confirm a diagnosis within days of infection. An earlier diagnosis may prompt people to...

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WHERE TO GET FREE HIV TESTING

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GET MORE  FACTS ON HIV AND AIDS AT OUR EDUCATIONAL CENTER WE OFFER FREE HIV TESTING FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS 3:00 pm-9:00 pm We are a registered testing site for HIV Testing in collaboration with The Miami Dade County Health Department and Care Resource. We provides  FREE confidential  HIV Testing, Counseling and samples of Condoms and Lubricants to each  client. TYPE OF TEST OFFERED We offer the   Detection is the first step in prevention. Stop the spread of HIV one simple test at a time. The OraQuick ADVANCE® Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test detects antibodies to HIV-1 and HIV-2 in 20 minutes.   RapidProvides results...

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