Thursday, July 14, 2011

Things to know in July....

Hope you're all having a happy, safe summer! Some things to update you on:

1) There's a strain of the bacterial STD infection gonorrhea that is becoming resistant to antibiotics, making it harder to treat. Using condoms will help keep you safer from HIV (for which there is NO cure) and STDs like gonorrhea.

2) Many people don't know that HIV testing can be done with rapid tests that are ORAL swabs that use NO BLOOD OR NEEDLES! These tests are just as accurate as a rapid test with blood, plus they are pain-free! You can get results in just 20 minutes.

3) July's Safety Net message to share with your friends is:

"Learn your HIV status in 20 minutes-- it's a test of strength. Get tested, get answers. Confidential HIV & STD testing at Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective. Call (860) 278-4163 or email "

Once you've shared this, take our quick survey and you could win a gift card to Dunkin Donuts!​m/s/3J6X2P8


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