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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It’s World Hemophilia Day!

AIDS, Blood, Caring Communities, HIV
On World Hemophilia Day, we recognize and remember Corey Dubin, "who was an advocate for people with hemophilia living with HIV." "In the early days of the epidemic, Corey contracted HIV and hepatitis C through infected blood products he used to control his hemophilia. In response, he made it his life’s work to promote a conversation about the nation’s blood safety laws and regulations to prevent future HIV and hepatitis infections." #WHD2017 Please read this article by POZ about Corey Dubin's life and HIV activism from which we pulled these quotes.
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Upcoming Public Testing

Caring Communities, Department of Health, HIV, STDs, Transmission
Upcoming Public Testing Venues Testing begins at 10:30 pm! Heat Bar and Nightclub – March 3, 2017 12 Penny Saloon – March 4, 2017 Venture Lounge -- March 10, 2017 Heat Bar and Nightclub – March 24, 2017 12 Penny Saloon – March 25, 2017 Public Testing for Students Times vary. Contact university health services for more information.  Wilkes University — March 14, 2017 Penn State University – Hazleton Campus – March 16, 2017 Penn State University -- Wilkes-Barre Campus -- March 16, 2017 Misericordia University — March 21, 2017 Bloomsburg University – March 24, 2017
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