Health Education | University of Miami

Health Education | University of Miami

Here at, we provide a directory of testing and treatment centers and facilities all across the US for a variety of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. We aim to be the top HIV and STD testing service in Miami focusing on discretion, convenience, and precision. Night and day, the Borinquen Medical Center mobile clinic that tests for sexually transmitted diseases roams Miami-Dade County’s most-under-served neighborhoods trying to reach people like her who might otherwise go undiagnosed and untreated. Local hospitals, STD testing centers and private physicians all participate in reporting. The staff at Union Positiva, Inc. The infection is caught by having sexual contact with someone who is infected. Click here to apply.

We would like to get the students and employees who share a common interest and practice of wellness in the school and work environment involved in this very worthwhile and healthy program. There are almost 3 million new cases of chlamydia reported to the CDC each year. There is an app for that. Smart phone apps may also help you to achieve your health goals. Explore our list of some of the most commonly used apps. University of Miami – Be Smoke Free Program The University’s award winning smoking cessation program, “I Quit with AHEC Be Smoke Free Program,” will begin offering group classes for individuals interested in quitting smoking. Classes are offered in 6-week intervals which recur every six week.

Quitting smoking can be a long and difficult process. Miami-Dade County had the highest number of HIV infection in 2012 in Florida. This benefit is available to UM employees, students, and the community at no charge. Many sexually transmitted diseases cannot be cured and are, lifelong afflictions. University of Miami affiliates and Non-UM affiliates alike are encouraged to join us for this life-changing experience! Medical providers at the Student Health Service are also available to offer assistance with smoking cessation. Assistance is available to all students eligible to receive care at Student Health Service, and smoking cessation aids (nicotine replacement and other medications) are offered free of charge to students currently on the UnitedHealthCare Student Health Insurance plan.

Appointments can be scheduled on-line at, please select “Smoking Cessation” as appointment reason. The most reliable ways to avoid transmission of STD’s, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), are to abstain from sexual activity or to be in a long-term mutually monogamous relationship with an uninfected partner. Immediate, Private, Open 7 Days a Week. Consistent and correct use of latex or polyurethane condoms can significantly reduce the risk of STD transmission. Inconsistent use can lead to STD acquisition because transmission can occur with a single act of intercourse with an infected partner. FREE condoms are available at the Student Health Service & at the front desk area of Residential Colleges. National Campaign Encourages Young People to “Get Yourself Tested” for STDs.

Health Education | University of Miami
Miami-Dade County, 14% from Broward County. 07 3620 8111. Both men and women at risk should be tested if participating in unprotected intercourse or having symptoms. Testing can be done via urine in men and women and/ or with a cervical swab in women. Many people dont know they have HIV or take all the actions to control it. Recommended annually for all sexually active women 25 years and younger by some authorities, and only for those at increased risk by others. Both men and women at risk should be tested at other times if participating in unprotected intercourse or having symptoms.

Testing can be done via urine in men and women and/ or with a cervical swab in women. For more information click here. Any sexually active person can get syphilis through unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Enter ZIP Code to find test locations & free condoms. You should get tested regularly for syphilis if you are pregnant, are a man who has sex with men, have HIV infection, and/or have partner(s) who have tested positive for syphilis. Testing done via blood. Confidential tests and.

STD Testing is done for syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia, free of charge. Have you had sex—anal or vaginal—with an HIV-positive partner? Have you had more than one sex partner since your last HIV test? Have you injected drugs and shared needles or works (for example, water or cotton) with others? Have you exchanged sex for drugs or money? Have you been diagnosed with or sought treatment for another sexually transmitted disease? Have you been diagnosed with or treated for hepatitis or tuberculosis (TB)?

Have you had sex with someone who could answer yes to any of the above questions or someone whose sexual history you don’t know? Human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause serious health problems, including genital warts and certain cancers. However, in most cases HPV goes away on its own before causing any health problems. Testing done on women through pap smear screenings; HPV tests done automatically with certain pap abnormalities, and can be ordered for women over 30 choosing to be screened every 5 years. There is no routinely utilized test for males. For more information on HPV infections click here. Symptomatic testing: sample can be obtained from drainage from sores/vesicles on skin.

Asymptomatic testing: blood test available for antibodies against Type I and Type II herpes, however results are difficult to interpret, can be inaccurate and do not accurately distinguish between new and prior infections. Not routinely done. For more information on Herpes infections click here. Spread through sexual contact as well as exposure to infected blood. Most individuals received the Hepatitis B vaccination series as children, if not it is recommended that all individuals be vaccinated. Testing done via blood. Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a way for people who do not have HIV but who are at substantial risk of getting it to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day.

The pill (brand name Truvada) contains two medicines (tenofovir and emtricitabine) that are used in combination with other medicines to treat HIV. When someone is exposed to HIV through sex or injection drug use, these medicines can work to keep the virus from establishing a permanent infection. When taken consistently, PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection in people who are at high risk by up to 92%. PrEP is much less effective if it is not taken consistently. PrEP is a powerful HIV prevention tool and can be combined with condoms and other prevention methods to provide even greater protection than when used alone. But people who use PrEP must commit to taking the drug every day and seeing their health care provider for follow-up every 3 months. Are you ready for Prep?

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