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OraSure’s OraQuick In Home HIV test

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OraSure’s OraQuick In Home HIV test

Home HIV test is as easy as swabbing your cheek There are many reasons that people may avoid being tested for HIV. Arguably the two of the biggest reasons involve the fear of getting a positive test result, and the fear that your privacy and confidentiality would be violated. The latter of these fears can be reduced thanks to the foresight and work of a company named OraSure Technologies.  OraSure has developed an at home HIV test called OraQuick In-home HIV test, which would allow someone to find out whether or not they have the virus within...

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Meet some of our volunteers

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Meet some of our volunteers

Medwiser is different from almost every other nonprofit organization. We have no paid staff. Medwiser’s content is free to use by anyone or any organization. We are driven by a global community of volunteers– all dedicated to stopping the spread of HIV. Dr. Michael Morgenstern – Founder & Director Dr. Michael Morgenstern is a volunteer and founder of Medwiser. He started Medwiser in 2005, to educate, enable and empower individuals worldwide to prevent the spread of HIV. Prior to his establishment of Medwiser, Dr. Morgenstern,...

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What Celebrities have had HIV?

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What Celebrities have had HIV?

Magic Johnson is just one of many celebrities. You may be surprised to learn about some of the other celebrities who have been affected by HIV/AIDS. A more in depth listing of celebrities with HIV as well as celebrities with AIDS can be found on...

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Find an HIV Testing Site

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Find an HIV Testing Site

Use any of these tools to find a location near you that offers confidential, anonymous or free HIV testing. Just enter your zip code and the tool will find a location for you.   Find HIV/AIDS Prevention & Service Providers GO Enter your location, such as: “Washington, DC”, or “20002”. For more information on this widget, please visit AIDS.gov. Please contact contact@aids.gov with any comments or concerns.   Find HIV/AIDS Prevention & Service Providers Enter your address, city and state, or ZIP Code:...

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Medwiser website launch 6-27: HIV Testing Day

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Medwiser website launch 6-27: HIV Testing Day

Established in 1995, National HIV Testing Day is about promoting HIV testing. This year in observance of this important day and cause, I am happy to announce that Medwiser is releasing a new organizational website which prioritizes educating others about the importance of HIV testing. Medwiser’s new website promotes HIV testing The new website located at Medwiser.org features a new animated video introducing HATS, the HIV/AIDS Test Screening Software. HATS can answer one basic question: Do I need an HIV test? It is based on guidelines...

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Baby cured of HIV/AIDS in Mississippi

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Baby cured of HIV/AIDS in Mississippi

A friend of mine recently came up to me at a social gathering asking if I had heard about the HIV cure in the news? To which I replied, “which one?” It seems there are constantly many stories circulating about cures for AIDS. The most recent came out of the University of Mississippi in Jackson, MS. Functional cure for the virus that causes AIDS “A functional HIV cure” was reportedly found after treating a 26th month-old in Mississippi who initially tested positive for HIV. The child’s mother was found to be HIV positive after delivery....

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My personal fight with AIDS

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My personal fight with AIDS

I have about 35 million reasons why I want to help eliminate AIDS.  One of those reasons hit close to home when I was younger. My personal reason The battle against HIV is a personal one for me. When I was twelve years old, my cousin Jaime died of AIDS. I remember finding out. Like many historical moments we internalize, my memory of where I was and what I was doing is etched in my mind. I was in the airport, seeing my older brother off on a flight. Perhaps it was significant that he was on his way to begin his medical career. My father came...

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