Multiple sources are claiming that Publix is denying employees access to the HIV prevention regimen PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis). The PrEP regimen includes regular doctor visits, labs, HIV prevention education and taking 1 pill once a day. It can be up to 99% effective at preventing HIV transmission and is recommended by the Center for [...]
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Join OIC at the 2016 AIDS Walk in Downtown Orlando this Saturday, April 16. Registration and the starting line will be at the Walt Disney World Amphitheater located on Robinson Street. On-site registration | 7:30am Rally at Disney Amphitheatre | 8:30am Walk Start | 9:00am Post-Walk Celebration | 9:45am AIDS Walk Orlando is an annual [...]
Think you know what it means to practice “safe sex”? Think again. In this post we debunk some of the most common misconceptions about safe sex and give you tips to protect yourself. Myth #1: You Can Tell if Your Potential Partner Has an STD This is one of the biggest, and most dangerous myths. [...]
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, sponsored by the Office of Women’s Health of the Department of Health and Human Services, is observed on March 10. The goals of this event are to raise awareness about the need for all women, especially pregnant women, to be tested and treated for HIV. HIV remains an [...]
Edwin DeJesus, M.D. Thank you for voting Edwin DeJesus, M.D., as your choice for Favorite Health Care Professional in Central Florida in Watermark’s WAVE Awards. “I am honored to be recognized by the Watermark readers with this WAVE Award, and I accept it in the name of our wonderful, caring and dedicated staff,” [...]
Follow Edwin DeJesus, M.D., as he reports from the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston, Massachusetts this week. He is presenting several times and will be reporting in each day. Edwin DeJesus, M.D. Day 1: February 22 Greetings everyone from beautiful Boston, where this year’s 23rd CROI, or Conference on Retroviruses and [...]
Our very own Dr. Edwin DeJesus is a finalist for the Watermark’s WAVE Award for Favorite Health Care Professional. One of the most hard working physicians around, Dr. DeJesus is committed to assisting those in the community! To vote by computer, go to watermarkonline.com To vote on the web browser on your phone, use this link. [...]
If you’ve consumed any piece of news in the last week, you may have heard about an outbreak of the Zika virus. Warnings urged pregnant women to avoid travel to areas with a large number of cases due to possible birth defects. It was originally believed that the Zika virus could only be transmitted from [...]
PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis and is a preventative option for people who do not have HIV, but are at a high risk of contracting HIV. The word “prophylaxis” means to prevent or control the spread of an infection or disease. PrEP is a pill that contains two medicines that are also used to treat [...]
Let’s face it. Going for your first STD screening can be a bit nerve-racking, but knowing your status doesn’t have to be scary! To put your mind at ease we provide tips on when you should get tested and what to expect at your first screening. Should I Get Tested? If you experience any symptoms [...]