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Doctors are being urged to offer HIV testing. In 2016, Miami topped the list of highest new infection rate per capita of any USA city: 47 per 100,000 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Knowing your HIV status can also help protect future partners. Approximately 500 people in Ingham County are living with HIV.

There are several ways to test for HIV, but the most common one is testing the antigens or antibodies in the blood or oral fluid. She said the recommendations should reflect the importance of making HIV testing a more regular clinical practice and that alerts prompting clinicians to test for HIV should be part of a hospital's electronic health record system, the same way hepatitis C is now handled.

With early diagnosis, individuals can begin appropriate treatment and care resulting in better health outcomes.

The report goes on to say that men who have sex with men, gay men and people from countries where there is an HIV epidemic are at a higher risk.

HIV cannot be detected by any of the tests immediately after infection, although post-exposure prophylaxis or PEP medicine can prevent infection if taken within 72 hours of potential exposure to the virus. Fort Lauderdale also made the list of top 10 US cities for the rate of new HIV diagnoses. Light refreshments will also be served from 5-8 p.m. and those who take a HIV test will be registered for a $100 gift card. "So, if you screen for diabetes once a year, you should add in HIV screening". Alluding to PrEP, Trump noted the Food & Drug Administration approved medication dramatically reducing the risk of HIV infection in the first place.

You do not need to make an appointment and testing is confidential.

"We're looking for as many folks as can possibly come that might be interested in doing this". Detecting HIV early on means you can be linked to timely and effective treatment and outreach, ensuring that you live a long, healthy life and lower the chance of transmitting the virus to others. What you share may motivate someone to seek a test and get the powerful information that the results provide for their health.

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