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PrEP in Community Pharmacies: An Opportunity

Op-Ed

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention is gaining traction as an important tool in the fight against HIV. While PrEP uptake rates vary widely across regions, HIV incidents have been declining in cities with high PrEP uptake, such as San Francisco, while increasing in areas where PrEP use is low, such as rural areas in the South.

Vaccination in North Carolina

Health & Wellness: What to Know About Getting It

After Operation Warp Speed, the delivery of COVID-19 vaccine has happened much more slowly than originally hoped, and there has been no federal effort to standardize distribution amongst the states.

Free HIV Testing Locations

Back to Life, Positively 2020 Index… According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many individuals have never been tested for HIV. In addition, the CDC states that of the thousands of new HIV diagnoses every year, many are likely transmitted by those unaware that they are HIV-positive. There are a number of …

Rosedale Health and Wellness Launches COVID-19 Trial

The novel coronavirus has changed nearly every aspect of our lives. As of Sept. 23, there were over 31 million global cases and nearly 7 million in the United States. During the week of Sept. 20, we also saw the number of deaths in the United States surpass the grim benchmark of 200,000.

Public Health Workers Stand Behind Contact Tracing

Community Care of North Carolina Launched an Army to Help Fight COVID-19 Spread

In April, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) announced the Carolina Community Tracing Collaborative. The partnership between Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC), the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (NC AHEC) and NCDHHS was part of Gov. Roy Cooper’s initiative to slowly lift restrictions by focusing on testing, tracing and trends.

Sex During COVID

Tips for Gay and Bisexual Men

Sex can be affirming, pleasurable and positive for a range of health-related reasons including stress reduction. It is also an opportunity to (re)discover our bodies. Like many gay and bisexual men, you might be wondering about sex during the COVID-19 pandemic.

HIV meds tested against COVID-19

PrEP Clinical Trials in Progress

With more than hundreds of thousands of confirmed cases, the coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) continues spreading across the globe at an alarming rate. In an effort to find a solution to the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers are considering a number of existing medications in pursuit in finding both an effective treatment, as well as a prevention protocol.

Life, Positively 2019

Life, Positively!

qnotes is pleased to partner with Affinity Health Center, Rosedale Medical, Amity Medical Group and RAIN in presenting this special section, “Life, Positively,” in recognition of World AIDS Day.

Free HIV Testing Locations

Regular Testing Key in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS — Know Your Status

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. Call for information on days, times and for information on all the services they offer.

PPSAT Charlotte to increase services

Planned Parenthood South Atlantic Moves to Larger Health and Education Center Near Uptown

Planned Parenthood South Atlantic’s (PPSAT) new health center will double its square footage with its move to a building just outside of Uptown Charlotte this summer.