The sooner you know, the easier to treat.
CDC estimates that over a million people in the United States carry an HIV infection, with over 150,000 unaware of their status. HIV testing is the first step in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and reducing the spread of the infection.
You may be having an HIV infection and not even be aware of it. So routine screenings should be an essential part of a healthy routine. And, testing can give you peace of mind.
At Prognify Urgent Care in Ann Arbor, Michigan, HIV testing is available on-site. Our trained and trusted medical professionals can help you get a private and confidential HIV testing.
Prognify Urgent Care is open 7 days a week - 8 am to 8 pm on Mondays through Friday and 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
We are conveniently located on 4563 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI.
Book an appointment online, call us at (734) 249 6800 today or simply walk in.
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Things to Know About HIV Testing
Who needs to get tested for HIV?
All adults should get tested for HIV as part of a routine healthy lifestyle. In face, the CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once. If you believe you're at a higher risk, you should get tested annually.
Why should I get tested?
Getting tested is the only way to know if you have HIV. If you're aware that you're infected there are various treatment options available that will help you remain healthy for many years.
Left untreated it can progress to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Treatment can prevent or at the very least slow down the progression of the disease.
What are the typical symptoms of HIV?
People with HIV may not exhibit any symptoms for a long time, maybe even for years. That's one of the reasons testing is important.
Early symptoms:- The 1st couple of weeks, the symptoms resemble flu-like symptoms - body ache, feverish, sickness.
Long-term symptoms:- HIV reduces your immunity, making it harder to fight off diseases. Again, this could be many years after you get infected, and if left untreated:-
Swelling in the groin glands
Quick and unexplained loss of weight
Symptoms may range from mild to severe. In many cases, if you have an HIV infection, you may not show any symptoms for months or years after becoming infected.
What can I expect during HIV testing?
Your doctor at Prognify Urgent Care asks you questions and reviews your sexual and health history.
We get it, it might be difficult and embarrassing sometimes, but it’s important to be honest with them about the number of sexual partners you have, frequency of unprotected sexual activity, and your history of drug use.
Rest assured that your doctor keeps all of your information confidential and offers discreet testing in a comfortable environment.
HIV testing is pretty easy and painless. The test requires a blood sample.
At Prognify Urgent Care, on-site laboratory testing is available with a fast turnaround time. You can expect test results in one to two days to give you the peace of mind you’re in good health.
If your test results are abnormal, your doctor discusses the results and further treatment options.
To schedule an HIV testing appointment, walk in, or book an appointment online or call us.