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Advocates descend on General Assembly

Carolinas News Notes

The NC HIV & AIDS Advocacy Day was held on March 12 in Raleigh, N.C. where patients, healthcare providers, community leaders, and advocates gathered for HIV Speaks on Jones Street 2019.

Guidelines released on providing PrEP through college health programs

Beyond the Carolinas

The American College Health Association announced the release of its new guidelines, “HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis.” The guidelines serve as a roadmap for college health services seeking to provide PrEP as a means of preventing new HIV infections and as a resource to assist with front line implementation.

HIV-positive status up in 2018

Carolinas News Notes

In 2018, Palmetto Community Care (PCC) tested almost 1,700 people for HIV, recording 23 new HIV-positive cases. That number was up from 20 new HIV-positive cases in 2017.

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.

Preventive care key to women’s health

Wellness, cancer screening, STI testing, treatment and education among priorities at PPSAT health center

Planned Parenthood South Atlantic (PPSAT) plays a crucial part in creating social capital in Charlotte, N.C. by providing high quality preventive care, sex education programs and access to healthcare for more than 5,000 men, women and teens.