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HIV Testing in Fort Myers, Florida

Florida HIV Testing: Essential Information

Understanding the significance of HIV testing is crucial in managing and preventing the spread of the virus. In Florida, where diverse communities are affected, easy access to HIV testing and the latest treatment options is vital.

What is HIV?

HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, attacks and weakens the immune system by targeting cells that fight infection. Without treatment, HIV can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), a more advanced stage that severely compromises the immune system.

The Importance of HIV Testing

Early detection of HIV is key to managing the virus effectively. Regular testing is recommended, especially for individuals with high-risk factors such as unprotected sex, multiple partners, or needle sharing.

HIV Testing Procedures in Florida

HIV testing in Florida is straightforward and accessible. At Verity Medical Clinic we offer a simple blood test, requiring only a small blood sample without the need for uncomfortable procedures.

Preparing for an HIV Test

No special preparation, such as fasting, is needed for an HIV blood test. It’s a quick, easy process that can be a routine part of your healthcare.

Advances in HIV Treatment

While there is no cure for HIV, treatment has significantly advanced. Antiretroviral therapies can effectively manage HIV, allowing individuals to live long, healthy lives. Regular medical care is essential for monitoring and managing the virus.

Who Should Get Tested for HIV

The CDC recommends that everyone aged 13 to 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine healthcare. Those with risk factors should get tested more frequently. It’s crucial for pregnant women, sexually active individuals, and people who share needles to get tested regularly.

Understanding HIV Test Results

HIV test results are either positive or negative. A positive result requires confirmation testing and, if confirmed, referral to an HIV specialist for treatment and management.

Local HIV Testing Resources in Florida

Florida offers a variety of resources for HIV testing, including clinics and community health centers. Verity Medical Clinic in Fort Myers, FL offers free and confidential HIV testing services.

Living with HIV

Living with HIV today is vastly different from decades ago. With effective treatment, people with HIV can enjoy a quality of life similar to those without the virus. It’s important to remember that early detection and regular treatment are key.

Preventing HIV Transmission

Prevention strategies include safe sex practices, such as using condoms, and for those at high risk, considering pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medications. Regular testing remains a crucial part of prevention.

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CONCERNED ABOUT AN STI?

We provide testing for the most common STIs:

Chlamydia Testing
The Chlamydia test is a urine test that is both highly sensitive and highly specific. The test detects the presence of the Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria. It is advisable that you do not urinate one hour before visiting our STD testing facility.
Gonorrhea Testing
The Gonorrhea test is a urine test that detects the presence of the DNA of the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria. The advantage of this test is that it is highly specific and sensitive and it involves no undressing or swabbing.
Syphilis Testing
The Syphilis test is a blood test that detects the presence of the antibodies the body generates to fight Syphilis. A positive Syphilis test could indicate either a current or a previous infection.
HIV Testing
The HIV test is a blood test that detects the presence of HIV antibodies and is considered to be the gold standard with a test accuracy of 99.5%

Schedule your STI testing appointment today at Verity Medical Clinic in Fort Myers, Florida, and take a significant step towards responsible sexual health.

Serving Fort Myers, Florida and surrounding areas including: Fort Myers Beach, North Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Cape Coral, Estero, Bonita Springs, Alva, Labelle, Arcadia, Bokeelia, St. James City, Naples, Immokalee, Apopka, Belle Glade, Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte.

TESTIMONIALS

from patients like you!

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I felt as though you understood exactly what people like me feel when facing std testing and I am extremely grateful for the speedy, professional and private help you provided.

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Office Hours

Monday        10AM- 4PM
Tuesday         9AM- 5PM
Wednesday   9AM- 5PM
Thursday       9AM- 5PM
Friday           10AM- 4PM
Saturday        CLOSED
Sunday           CLOSED

Verity Medical Clinic

8890 Salrose Lane, Suite104
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Phone: 239.433.1929
Email: [email protected]

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