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Know Your Status
Take action against HIV and AIDS.

It is vital to get tested early to avoid complications of HIV. At Mani Specialty Center, we provide counseling services along with testing and treatment. You can rest easy knowing that your visit with us is always confidential. We help you by coming up with a treatment care plan that is perfect for your condition.

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Prevention

Protect yourself and your loved ones from the strains of this virus.

According to 2018 statistics, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) has infected more than 1 million adults in the US. This is why Mani Specialty Center has made it a goal to spread awareness about its prevention and treatment.

What Are the Symptoms of HIV?

Here are the HIV symptoms you need to look out for:

  • Fever and rash
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat
  • Headaches and/or upset stomachs
  • Muscle pains and aches

These symptoms will worsen as it enters the final stages of the disease.

How Is HIV Transmitted?

HIV can be transmitted through:

  • Sexual contact
  • Drug injections and similar equipment
  • Breastfeeding and pregnancy

HIV can be prevented when you know what to look out for.

Testing and Treatment

Who Should Get Tested?

Everyone. If you had been in recent sexual contact with another person and didn’t use protection such as condoms, then you should get tested. If you suspect improper sanitation when getting an injection, get tested. We encourage everyone to get tested for early intervention and treatment.

How Often Should You Get Tested?

Getting tested only once might not be enough. The CDC and other organizations recommend retesting at least once a year for anyone who is at a higher risk of contracting HIV, such as:

  • People who have recently been infected with a sexually transmitted disease
  • Individuals who inject drugs
  • Sexually active people
  • Children with HIV-positive parents

Reasons to Get Retested

If you’ve had sexual intercourse without using a condom, or if you’ve shared injectable drug equipment with someone who has HIV, you should be retested.
Due to the “window period,” the CDC recommends retesting. This is the amount of time it takes for HIV to show up on a test after being exposed to it. It could take up to three months for this to happen. Protect yourself by being retested after three months if your test result is negative.
Retesting might provide you with a sense of security regarding your health.

How Can I Get Tested?

When you partner with Mani Specialty Center, here are the things you need to do:

  • Schedule an appointment with us.
  • Fill out our brief history form.
  • Complete an HIV test (5 minutes).
  • Collect blood to be sent to the lab (to check your kidney function).
  • Collect urine for other STI testing.
  • Get your HIV results.
  • Get your treatment plan.

Have any questions? Don’t hesitate to leave us a message!