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Fighting the HIV epidemic means reducing risk, increasing testing and treatment

Upstate infectious disease expert Elizabeth Asiago-Reddy, MDNew York state has several efforts underway to curtail the HIV epidemic. Upstate infectious disease expert Elizabeth Asiago-Reddy, MD, talks about the increased availability of HIV testing, treatment options for those who test positive -- and where to obtain medication that can reduce a person's risk of becoming infected. The HIV-fighting medication known as PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is available in Syracuse through Upstate's Immune Health Services (315-464-5533), the Adolescent/Young Adult Specialized Care Center (315-571-0013) or the Onondaga County STD Center (315-435-3236).

 

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