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By Jose A. Alvarez
County of San Diego Communications Office 

Health officials encourage adults to test for HIV, consider PrEP


Last updated 7/9/2018 at 1:03pm

In San Diego County, one in 10 people who are infected with HIV are not aware of it. This means that they are not getting HIV treatment to stay healthy and could infect others.

County Health and Human Services Agency officials are encouraging people to get tested and to ask their doctor about getting pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP.

"Every week, eight people are diagnosed with HIV or AIDS in San Diego. Everyone 18 and over should get tested, whether they think they are at risk or not," said Patrick Loose, chief of the HHSA HIV, STD and Hepatitis Branch.

Getting tested is easy to do. You ca...

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