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Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak

2020-04-03T18:36:02+00:00

In the event of an infectious disease outbreak, local officials may require the public to take measures to limit and control the spread of the disease. This tip sheet provides information about social distancing, quarantine, and isolation. The government has the right to enforce federal and state laws related to public health if people within [...]

Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak2020-04-03T18:36:02+00:00

Interim Guidance for COVID-19 and Persons with HIV – Updated: March 20, 2020

2020-04-02T21:15:33+00:00

This interim guidance reviews special considerations for persons with HIV and their health care providers in the United States regarding COVID-19. Information and data on COVID-19 are rapidly evolving. This guidance includes general information to consider. Clinicians should refer to updated sources for more specific recommendations regarding COVID-19. Guidance for all Persons with HIV [...]

Interim Guidance for COVID-19 and Persons with HIV – Updated: March 20, 20202020-04-02T21:15:33+00:00

COVID-19 Basic Immune Response

2020-03-24T18:57:54+00:00

Just for clarification: SARS-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19. The current COVID-19 PCR test measures viral RNA. It does not measure our immune response to the virus. Viral RNA is only found in blood with active viral infection (or for a short period of time after recovery). In fact, in theory, we should get [...]

COVID-19 Basic Immune Response2020-03-24T18:57:54+00:00

From SOCIAL to PHYSICAL Distance

2020-03-23T19:22:16+00:00

SARS-CoV-2 (SARS-2), the virus that causes COVID-19, spreads from person to person through respiratory droplets produced from an infected person, even if that person does not know he/she is already infected. Most transmissions occur during very close contact with an infected person or when an infected person coughs or sneezes around you. A six-feet parameter [...]

From SOCIAL to PHYSICAL Distance2020-03-23T19:22:16+00:00

OIC COVID-19 Response

2020-03-23T19:21:50+00:00

During this most difficult time, we at OIC strive to continue to take the best care of you and all the health needs of our patients. Due to the severity of the situation involving the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have had to implement many (temporary) changes in the best interest and the safety of both our [...]

OIC COVID-19 Response2020-03-23T19:21:50+00:00

How to Easily Get Medically Prepared for a Hurricane

2019-09-04T14:42:46+00:00

Getting medically prepared for a hurricane is easier than you think. But it could be even more important than your typical hurricane prep routine. Hurricanes are erratic, powerful and destructive forces of nature. In addition, they can rapidly grow stronger. Or even decrease in strength but stall bringing wind and rain for extended periods of [...]

How to Easily Get Medically Prepared for a Hurricane2019-09-04T14:42:46+00:00

Why Preventive Medical Care Matters to You

2019-08-09T23:18:06+00:00

We only have one life! So live your happiest, healthiest life through prevention! What is preventive medical care? Preventive medical care is any medical service that will help prevent an emergency or chronic condition.  “I’m active and feel great – I don’t need a doctor!” That's the entire purpose! To keep you that way! It [...]

Why Preventive Medical Care Matters to You2019-08-09T23:18:06+00:00

Massive 500 Percent Increase in Prep Use; New Research

2019-08-22T23:00:31+00:00

There's been a massive 500 percent increase in PrEP. But is that enough to end HIV? Do you use PrEP to prevent HIV? New research shows a massive 500 percent increase in PrEP use to prevent HIV. During 2014 to 2017, several key aspects of HIV prevention dramatically increased. Which is great news! [...]

Massive 500 Percent Increase in Prep Use; New Research2019-08-22T23:00:31+00:00

Everything You Need To Know for Free Leaders of Color Training

2019-07-10T14:42:11+00:00

Are you a person of color living with HIV and want to make a difference? Do you want to be a part of ending HIV in Orlando? Are ready to serve as a leader? Are you a person of color and want to help end HIV in Orlando? Then this free leaders of [...]

Everything You Need To Know for Free Leaders of Color Training2019-07-10T14:42:11+00:00

Wendy Reflects on Her 20 Amazing Research Years at OIC

2019-08-12T18:56:37+00:00

"Incredible progress" - Wendy reflects on how much has changed in her 20 years of amazing research at OIC but adds "I'm staying until we find a cure for HIV." Wendy Wert, MA, CCRC, Clinical Research Coordinator Every field sees change over time, but not as much as the field of HIV. Twenty [...]

Wendy Reflects on Her 20 Amazing Research Years at OIC2019-08-12T18:56:37+00:00