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Talk to Teens about Sex to Stop Spread of HIV
Elmer Thomas | | HIV Education, HIV Prevention

According to the government’s Office of Adolescent Health, adolescents who have sex early are less likely to use protection, putting them at a greater risk of pregnancy and STDs.

 

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3 Reasons People Avoid a HIV Test

3 Reasons People Avoid a HIV Test

Maggie Heatley | | HIV Testing

People get an annual flu shot, women get annual mammograms, many more get cholesterol screenings and have their blood sugar checked. People think nothing of these routine health checks – except when it comes to getting a HIV test.

 

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Could You Be At Risk for HIV?

Could You Be At Risk for HIV?

Jarmel Smith | | HIV Testing

Many people may not think they need an HIV test because they don’t believe they are at risk. They may think HIV affects only gay men or drug users, but the truth is anyone who is sexually active is at risk for HIV.

 

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STI Rates at All-Time High

STI Rates at All-Time High

Elmer Thomas | | Sexual Health

The Centers for Disease Control recently changed its recommendation that people get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) once every three months versus its previous recommendation of testing once every six months. Right now, STI rates in the United States are at an all-time high, so it’s more important than ever to get tested!

 

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Charleston Mayor Signs Declaration to End HIV Epidemic

Charleston Mayor Signs Declaration to End HIV Epidemic

Michael Luciano | | Agency News

Palmetto Community Care was one of several local partners that joined Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg for the signing of the Paris Declaration on Fast-Track Cities to end the HIV epidemic and achieve the 90-90-90 HIV treatment targets by 2030 in Charleston and its surrounding areas.

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