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How Do You Get HIV PrEP at CCRSFL?

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9 Simple steps to get HIV PrEP at CCRSFL :

  1. Call to schedule an appointment or make an online appointment
  2. Meet the staff
  3. Complete a brief history form and HIPAA forms
  4. Complete an HIV test (15 minutes)
  5. Collect blood send to the lab to check kidney function
  6. Collect urine if you want other STI testing
  7. Meet the provider/counselor during a private consultation
  8. Get your HIV test results
  9. Get your care plan, including HIV PrEP and/or other treatment as needed.

HOW DO YOU GET HIV PrEP AT CCRSFL?

Community Care Resource of Florida (CCRSFL), located in Altamonte Springs, FL, provides the free confidential HIV testing. We utilize Chembio SURE CHECK® HIV 1/2 Assay which is a single-use immunochromatographic test for the detection of antibodies to Human Immunodeficiency Virus Types 1 (HIV-1) and Type 2 (HIV-2) in fingerstick whole blood, venous whole blood, and serum or plasma specimens. The Chembio SURE CHECK® HIV 1/2 Assay is intended for use as a point-of-care test to aid in the diagnosis of infection with HIV-1 and HIV-2. This test is suitable for use in multi-test algorithms designed for the statistical validation of rapid HIV test results.

 

If the test results are Reactive or preliminary positive, then a confirmatory test is done through a blood draw. The blood sample is sent to a laboratory for the screening of the HIV antibodies and results can take 2 weeks.

 

Testing for HIV is the only way to know for sure if you have the virus that causes AIDS. Many people do not have any symptoms and can live for many years without knowing they have the virus. Testing at CCRSFL for HIV is quick, easy, painless, confidential and FREE.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR HIV TESTING SESSION

Questions about your exposure risk and history
HIV and STI education and treatment options
Free Prep Florida Information
Rapid HIV test
Discussion about results and window period

INTERPRETATION OF TEST RESULTS:

 

NON-REACTIVE
This result means that antibodies were not detected in the blood at the time of testing. However, this does not completely rule out the possibility of infection with HIV if you may have come in contact with blood, semen, vaginal fluids, or breast milk of an infected person within the last 3 months.

 

REACTIVE

This result means that HIV antibodies have been detected in the specimen. However, a result cannot be confirmed POSITIVE until a blood draw or a Ora Sure mouth swap confirmatory test has been administered by a CCRSFL staff and analyzed through a laboratory.

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SYPHILIS

A blood sample is collected through a blood draw and the specimen is sent to the Florida Department of Health for results. Results may take up to two weeks. A rapid test option may be available in which results can be given in just 15 minutes.

GONORRHEA

Samples for this screening is collected through urine and the specimen is sent to the Florida Department of Health for results. Results may take up to two weeks.

CHLAMYDIA

Samples for this screening is collected through urine and the specimen is sent to the Florida Department of Health for results. Results may take up to two weeks.

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