National HIV Testing Day

National HIV Testing Day

Thursday Jun. 27, 2019
National HIV Testing Day

Today is National HIV Testing Day. Children's Diagnostic and Treatment Center physicians Lisa-Gaye Robinson, M.D., and Vanessa Rojas, M.D., provided us with some facts and tips about HIV testing:

  • -Of the estimated 1.1 million people in the United States who have HIV, about 1 in 7 of them do not know it.
  • -Nearly 40% of new HIV infections are transmitted by people who do not know they have the virus. 
  • -Since 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of their healthcare routine. Those at high risk should get tested at least every year.  
  • -People with HIV who are aware of their status can get treatment, remain healthy, and expect to live as long as those who do not have HIV.
  • -The sooner you start treatment, the better.  

Broward Health offers confidential HIV testing and resources at the following locations:

Broward Health Medical Center Emergency Room Department  
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.
1600 S. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: 954.355.4400

Broward Health North Emergency Room Department  
Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
201 E. Sample Road
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
Phone: 954.941.8300

Broward Health Imperial Point Emergency Room Department  
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
6401 N. Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Phone: 954.776.8500

Margate Health Center  
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
5109 Coconut Creek Parkway
Margate, FL 33063
Phone: 954.759.7477

Lauderdale Lakes Health Center                
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
3716 W. Oakland Park Blvd.
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33311
Phone: 954.759.7557

Cora E. Braynon Family Health Center    
Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
200 NW Seventh Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Phone: 954.759.6600

Comprehensive Care Center        
Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1191 NW First St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Phone: 954.467.0880

Vanessa Rojas, M.D.
Vanessa Rojas, M.D.
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