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Common Questions You Have About HIV, Answered!

Would you like to know more about the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), but are too shy or not sure whom to ask? Well, no worries because Walking Urgent Care, Inc. has prepared a short list of questions and answers about the topic that should be of great help to you.

  • How is HIV being transmitted from one person to the next?HIV can be contracted from one person to another through a number of instances. Although, among the most common ways that it can be transmitted is through practicing unprotected sex or sharing drug needles with an infected individual. Aside from that, it can also be passed along by infected mothers to their child during birth or through breastfeeding.
  • How will you be able to tell if you have HIV?A great majority of people who have been infected don’t show any noticeable signs and symptoms. As a result, they are often not aware that they are in danger of developing AIDS (Acute Immunodeficiency Syndrome). If you think that you might be at risk of being infected with HIV, don’t wait for your symptoms to show up before you get tested. The sooner you determine your status, the more effective treatment will be in case you test positive.
  • How is testing for HIV performed?Commonly, there will be either a technician or a primary care physician assigned to draw blood from your vein. Apart from that, other bodily fluids such as urine and oral fluid (not saliva) can also be used for testing. However, using these specimens may not be as accurate or sensitive when compared to a traditional blood test.
  • How do you get an appointment to be tested for HIV?You can either visit a clinic or an Urgent Care Center in Coral Springs, Florida. With our service, you can rest assured that the testing we will perform is accurate and will be done in full confidence. Ask us about it today! Don’t forget to share this post too.