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Life, Positively 2018

About Our Sponsors qnotes is pleased to partner with Affinity Health Center, Amity Medical Group, Rosedale Medical and NC AIDS Action Network in presenting this special section, “Life, Positively,” in recognition of World AIDS Day. Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) PPSAT offers PrEP HIV prevention protocol AIDS service organizations and agencies World AIDS Day 2018 Events …

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Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

What it is and how it is used to combat contracting HIV

PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) means taking HIV medications or antiretroviral medicines (ARV) after being potentially exposed to HIV to prevent becoming infected.

PPSAT offers PrEP HIV prevention protocol

Planned Parenthood South Atlantic provides accurate information, treatment options to end dual epidemics of HIV and HIV stigma

Safe, protected sex can help prevent the spread of HIV and PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is available to people at high risk of contracting HIV.

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World AIDS Day 2018 Events

Honoring those lost and those living with HIV from the community across the Carolinas

Paying respects to those who have been lost to HIV/AIDS is one way to honor their memories.

Free HIV testing locations

Keeping up on HIV/AIDS status with regular testing key component in the fight against HIV/AIDS

There are a number of free HIV testing sites across North Carolina and South Carolina. Many also offer testing for other STDs, as well as vaccines for hepatitis and HPV.

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Our People: Bernard Davis

Health Administrator

In recognition of World AIDS Day and to accompany its annual Life, Positively special issue, qnotes takes the opportunity to speak with Health Administrator Bernard Davis about the provider’s mission, the services it offers, and Davis’ own observations of the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Positive Living, Positive Attitude

Spiritual Reflections

I have the wonderful privilege of knowing many friends and colleagues living with or affected by HIV. Recently, I had the chance to sit down and talk with several individuals about what that phrase “life positively” means to them.

Spectrum undergoes rebirth

Formerly defunct LGBTQ+ group has first meeting of the year

Following several years of inactivity, Spectrum at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) had its first meeting in some time on Nov. 8.

Black and white in color

An interview with ‘Mapplethorpe’ director Ondi Timoner

British actor Matt Smith, so well-loved for his portrayal of Dr. Who in the series of the same name, fully embodies and embraces the role of the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.