New York County Health Department Addresses New Perception of HIV, AIDS
January 15, 2013
Because of better treatment and prevention, people view HIV and AIDS as less threatening than when the virus was discovered in 1981, reported Christine Schuyler, commissioner of human services for Chautauqua County Health Department. However, the virus is still a major threat to health, and people who do not know they have the virus can pass it to others. HIV occurs in all population groups.
The health department offers free and confidential HIV and STD testing. Interested persons should call (800) 604-6789. The health department connects HIV-infected people with Erie County Medical Center's Immunodeficiency Services Clinic for care and case management services. There are two locations: the Jamestown office at 110 E. Fourth Street and the Dunkirk office at 319 Central Avenue.
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This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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