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Sinai Health System Proudly Acknowledges National HIV Testing Day, June 27, 2017
In the United States, approximately 1.1 million people are "currently living with HIV, and 1 in 7 people with HIV are unaware of their infection. Widespread HIV testing, early diagnosis, timely linkage to care and treatment, and access to comprehensive HIV prevention services are critical components of our national response to the HIV epidemic. In fact, according to a 2015 study by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 90% of new HIV infections in the United States could be averted (or avoided) by diagnosing people living with HIV and ensuring they receive prompt, ongoing care and treatment.”
Sinai Health System is committed to routinely screening all patients ages 13 years and older for HIV, regardless of his or her risk(s). At Sinai Health System, we are dedicated to assisting persons living with HIV/AIDS by offering services such as patient navigation, case management, mental health, AIDS Drug Assistance Program and outpatient medical care for free or at little cost. HIV is no longer a death sentence. It can be treated with medications that can be simple to take and when taken regularly are very effective at controlling the virus. At Sinai, we provide state of the art testing technology, on-site medical and social support services and treatment assistance plans that allows patients living with HIV to experience a long and healthy life. The key is getting tested and knowing your status!
RAISE AWARENESS IN YOUR COMMUNITY BY TAKING ACTION ON NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY: