Early Detection: Rapid HIV Testing

AIDS, Blog, Blood, Caring Communities, HIV
Early Detection: Rapid HIV Testing Caring Communities offers FREE and CONFIDENTIAL rapid HIV testing! In just 20 minutes, you can know your HIV status. The tests we use have "a proven clinical accuracy of 99.9%." The test can be conducted with a simple finger prick. It is a 4th generation test, so it "can detect HIV earlier than 2nd and 3rd generation antibody-only tests." According to Aidsvu.org, “the number of Pennsylvania residents living with HIV was 33,593 in 2014. In the following year, 2015, there was a total of 1,170 new HIV diagnoses.” HIV can be transmitted through four main bodily fluids: blood, semen (including pre-cum), vaginal fluids, and breast milk. It can be passed from one person to another through these infected fluids. People can have HIV for many years…
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Today is World AIDS Day, and December is AIDS Awareness Month!

AIDS, Blog, Caring Communities, HIV
Please click the post link to view the images, full post, and how to get involved! Today is World AIDS Day and December is AIDS Awareness Month! Caring Communities is having a month-long fundraiser to help our organization combat HIV/AIDS in our 12-county service area. Anyone who donates will have their name added to a red ribbon on our wall or the walls of participating locations. You can donate in cash at participating locations in amounts of $1, $3, $5 or more! Due to processing fees, our online fundraiser is $5 or more to receive your name on a ribbon. Donate online by clicking here!
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Today is Trans Day of Remembrance

AIDS, Blog, Caring Communities, HIV
Please click the post link to see the image, full text, and video. From GLAAD: "Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. You can read more about the Transgender Day of Remembrance below, and find out how you can participate. Additionally, during the week of November 13-19, people and organizations around the country participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender people and address the issues trans people face."
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