According to a press release from the HIV North Society, there are around 75,000 people in Canada with HIV, one in five of those not aware that they have it. However, people can rest assured that if they test positive, they will receive confidential information on their risks, ways to protect themselves and others, care and treatment referrals, and support by trained and certified counselors and testers.
Seeley says that CAMP Rehoboth has conducted about 500 tests per year since 2004.
According to the Bay County Health Department, a year ago more than 340,000 HIV tests were conducted throughout Florida.
Montaner said the news conference was more than just an announcement that more HIV infections are being prevented. Free, no appointment needed HIV tests will be given throughout the day at pharmacies such as Walgreens at select locations and organizations including AIDS Delaware and CAMP Rehoboth. The report also presents forecast for HIV Test Kits Market from 2018 till 2025. The first 20 people who come in for an HIV test will receive a $10 Walmart gift card and have an opportunity to win one of two $50 Walmart gift cards, T-shirts and other prizes.
Jersey City Medical Center will host a free community screening event on Wednesday for National HIV Testing Day.
In celebration of this, the province and the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS is continuing to expand the coverage to reduce the number of new HIV infections.
Local HIV and STD testing providers include the Washtenaw County Health Department, Planned Parenthood, UNIFIED - HIV Health and Beyond, and the Corner Health Center. "Your work is unending but it is worth it because you make a positive impact in the lives of others", she said.
The cutting-edge strategies are called PrEP and PEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis and post-exposure prophylaxis.
"If you're positive with HIV and you're unaware of your status, you're more at risk to transmit it because you're not going to be careful with your sexual contacts and disclosing your status". Anyone who ever had sex without a condom might have been exposed to HIV.
"Knowing your HIV status is empowering and keeps you healthier", Washtenaw County Health Department's prevention specialist Heather Vaquera said.