"The data shows that [ages] 25 to 29 are our highest rates of infections among African Americans, so we encourage them to get tested". The only way to know if you are HIV-positive is to get tested - the sooner you know your status, the sooner you can be linked to care services.
Free condoms, games and prizes will be available to everyone.
There has been increased funding for harm reduction in both the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Indigenous communities, she said, adding that HIV treatment medications are free in Saskatchewan. Almost 50,000 free HIV tests have been provided since 2011 as part of the annual event. The Public Health Nursing Division will be hosting the clinic from 8:30 a.m.to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.to 3:30 p.m. for residents 14-years-old or older. But now, nurse practitioners do not have full practice authority in all states.
According to the Public Health Agency of Canada's 2017 HIV surveillance report, about 63,100 Canadians have been diagnosed with HIV. In addition to testing, the department offered other resources and prevention tools for those who may be at risk. Saskatchewan's is more than double that at 15.1 per 100,000 people.More news: Teenager saves toddler falling from second-floor window
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Tait said injection drug use is the leading cause of HIV in the province, as opposed to unprotected sex in other jurisdictions.
About 1.1 million people in the United States have HIV, and 1 in 7 of them don't know they have it.
The foundation indicates that 14 per cent of people in Canada are unaware that they carry the infection of their "status" of the infection. A woman living with untreated HIV may also transmit the infection to her child during pregnancy, delivery or breastfeeding. The Center for Disease Control recommends everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested at least once. "The earlier you start treatment the better your outcomes are".
In January, 2019, the World Health Organization made the proposal to declare 2020 the "Year of the Nurse and Midwife". "Being fast and reliable, it provides flexibility to tailor counselling to the person and can help link more people to care".