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New Hampshire offering free HIV testing




 

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's Health and Human Services Department is offering free HIV tests for residents.

The oral tests are being offered Thursday as part of National HIV Testing Day.

HIV is most commonly spread through unprotected sex, sharing of needles with an HIV-infected person, or transmission from an infected mother to her baby.

The state continues to see a low incidence of HIV. But it says 50 percent of newly diagnosed patients go on to be diagnosed with AIDS within 12 months. Sixty-six percent of the people living with AIDS in New Hampshire are 45 years of age or older.

Participating sites are listed on the department's website at http://www.dhhs.nh.gov or by calling the department's Infectious Disease Prevention, Investigation and Care Section at 603-271-4502.



 


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Information in this article was accurate in June 27, 2013. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.