HIV Testing & PrEP

HIV Testing & PrEP

Let’s stop HIV together.

HIV affects people of every age, race, gender, and orientation. An estimated 1.2 million people in the United States have HIV, including about 161,800 people who are unaware of their status. For people with undiagnosed HIV, testing is the first step in maintaining a healthy life and preventing HIV transmission. The CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care. Sexually active gay and bisexual men may benefit from more frequent testing. Even if you are in a monogamous relationship (both you and your partner are having sex only with each other), you should find out for sure whether you or your partner has HIV. MedLink Georgia offers HIV testing at all MedLink locations with rapid testing at our Lawrenceville office. Contact us to schedule an appointment today.

Know the facts.

What is HIV?

HIV is a virus that attacks the immune system. If left undiagnosed or untreated, it can become life-threatening, but HIV is manageable.

How Can HIV Spread?

There are only a couple of specific ways that HIV is passed on—through blood and sexual body fluids. It is NOT spread by air, water, saliva, sweat, tears, kissing, insects, pets, toilets, food, or drinks.

Who is at Risk?

Everyone. HIV affects people of every age, race, gender, and orientation. While some are more at risk than others, we all fall somewhere in the stats

What is PreP?

PrEP is a method for people who are HIV negative to prevent and reduce the risk of HIV infection by taking one pill a day. Studies have shown that PrEP is highly effective for preventing HIV when used as prescribed.

Who Should Use PreP?
PrEP was created for those who may be at risk for contracting HIV from sex.
Consult with your provider about PrEP if you:

  • Have an HIV positive partner
  • Have an at-risk HIV partner
  • Have had anal or vaginal sex without condoms
  • Have had sex partners in the past six months that do not know their HIV status
  • Have a partner that has sex partners who do not use condoms regularly
  • Have a partner that has been diagnosed with another STD in the past six months
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