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 FREE HIV TESTING🎀

AVAILABLE AGAIN!!!

 FRIDAY EVENINGS

TIME:  6pm – 11pm, 

WHEN:  August 18th 2017

WHERE:      3066 Grand Ave, Miami, FL 33133

 

 

 

 

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We are a registered testing site for HIV Testing in collaboration with AHF (AIDS Health Foundation).

We provide  FREE confidential Rapid HIV Blood Testing and Counseling.

Samples of Condoms and Lubricants are issued to each  client.

 No  appointment is needed and  all walk-ins are encouraged and accepted.   Condom-USA continues to expand this  program and is looking to increase  education and awareness, especially among the  younger members of the  community. Miami Dade County continues to have one of the  highest HIV  infection rates in the nation.

 

 

What is a Rapid HIV Test?

It is a screening test that detects the presence of HIV antibodies in a person’s body by testing serum (blood or oral fluid).  The body’s immune system produces these antibodies when infected with HIV, therefore, you would not have HIV antibodies if you are not infected with HIV. 

 The Rapid HIV Blood Test is a simple finger prick. that takes place in the back room of the store and  the result is available within 15 minutes. Customers walk right in and  out, with complete anonymity.

 

Should you take the HIV  test?


For many people, HIV testing is important because they want to know their HIV status (whether they are infected or not infected with HIV). If they find out that they have HIV they can take steps to remain healthy.
To make the decision to be tested, you need a clear understanding of what the test is and what the results mean. No matter what you decide, having safer sex and safer drug use will reduce the chances for putting yourself or someone else at risk for HIV infection.

You can find out more by contacting  Condom USA - in person or  on the phone a trained Officer will be available on Fridays and Saturdays to answer all your questions.

 

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IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER:

The Rapid HIV Test does not detect HIV antibodies any sooner than standard blood testing and will not identify a new HIV infection sooner (or more “rapidly”) than a standard test. The window period applies to all forms of HIV screening tests.

During the window period of 1-3 months, a person infected with HIV will still be developing the antibodies that are detectable in an HIV antibody screening test, like the Rapid HIV Test.  This means that within the first 1-3 months of becoming infected with HIV, it may not show up in a test yet.  We recommend getting tested at least 3 months after your last possible exposure to HIV so you can feel confident that your results are an accurate representation of your true HIV status

What do my results mean?

There are three types of results you could possibly receive from a Rapid HIV test:
A Reactive or Preliminary Positive Result: This means HIV antibodies were detected in your body. A confirmatory test will be given to eliminate the chance of a false positive result.

A Non-reactive or Negative Result: A non-reactive or negative result means that the test did not detect any HIV antibodies. However, this does not mean you are immune to HIV. It can take up to three months from the time of possible exposure for your body to develop the antibodies to HIV.

An Invalid Result: This means that the HIV test cannot be interpreted. An invalid test result means there was a problem running the test, either related to the test device or the specimen. In this case, another test would be given. You are no more likely to receive a reactive or non-reactive result from an invalid one.

How accurate is the Rapid HIV Test?

The Rapid HIV Test is just as reliable as standard testing done in labs.
Chance of False Positive Results: There is a 0.4% chance (4 out of 1,000) that the Rapid HIV Test will produce a falsely positive or “reactive” result.  This means that 99.6% of the time a “reactive” result will indicate a true HIV-positive result. Therefore, with all reactive results, a confirmatory test is given to determine if the person is actually HIV-positive.

Chance of False Negative Results:  There is a 0% chance of getting a falsely negative or “non-reactive” result.  This means that if your test is non-reactive (negative), then no HIV antibodies are detectable in your body at the time.  However, if you have had a recent exposure (within the past 3 months), the negative result might not be a true indicator of your HIV status and re-testing is recommended after the window period has passed.

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