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It’s Time For…. “DIVAS Las Vegas”

It’s finally here – “DIVAS Las Vegas” – Health Outreach Prevention Education, Inc.’s (H.O.P.E.) annual DIVAS 4 H.O.P.E. Event!! If you haven’t heard of “DIVAS Las Vegas”, it’s H.O.P.E.’s largest fundraiser and helps provide comprehensive prevention education, counseling, prevention and harm reduction supplies and no cost/low cost HIV, HCV, STD testing to people in 26 […]
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How Injection Drug Use Can Lead to HIV

Not only can HIV be spread through unprotected sex, but it can also infect people by injection drug use. According to www.aids.gov, approximately 10 percent of the United States’ annual HIV cases are linked to injection drug use. Of that 10 percent, 2,400 cases were men, while 1,500 cases were women. Any time someone has […]
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What happens at “DIVAS Las Vegas” stays at “DIVAS Las Vegas”

Each year, Health Outreach Prevention Education, Inc. hosts its main fundraiser, DIVAS 4 H.O.P.E. This year, local vocal artists preform music selections for “DIVAS LAS VEGAS.” For 17 years, DIVAS 4 H.O.P.E. has been considered the premiere HIV, Hepatitis C, STD Prevention Event of the Tulsa community. The event has a long-standing tradition of being […]
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Trends in HIV Among Young Adults

HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, is a virus that affects a person for life and can lead to AIDS. This virus is spread through body fluids; it attacks the body’s immune system to where the body can’t fight off infections or diseases. The body’s immune system is broken down from HIV because the virus destroys […]
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The Truth about Hep C

Hepatitis C is a virus that doesn’t reveal itself immediately or prominently. In the U.S., about 3.2 million people are living with hepatitis C. Unfortunately, the majority of those infected might not even know it because the symptoms aren’t easily noticed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The most common spread […]
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Two Really Good Reasons Baby Boomers Need to Get Tested for STDs

The media would have you believe that all sex is among young people. That’s just not true. Regardless, if you have or had sexual intercourse you need to know a few things about STD testing at a certain age. Testing for Hepatitis C After the Age of 50 Hepatitis C (Hep. C) is a disease […]
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Why not test?

It’s so EASY to not get tested. In fact, just about any excuse will work: Who has the time? How could you talk to a doctor about your sex life? You probably don’t have a STD, which includes HIV, anyway, right? Do any of these reasons for not getting a STD and/or a HIV test […]
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Teens and Gonorrhea and Chlamydia: What you need to know

You may know someone with gonorrhea or chlamydia. In truth, you may have had it yourself. Or you could be one of the thousands of people that the Center for Disease Control estimates are not presenting any symptoms but have one or both of these two infectious diseases.   It’s that common.   Gonorrhea and […]
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Significant advancement in HIV medication make treatment easier, more effective

The fight against HIV/AIDS has progressed by leaps and bounds during the last decade. New medications and advancements in treatment options have helped significantly to treat those impacted with the virus. Of course, until a true cure is found, the push for further research and better medication will continue in earnest from an international list […]
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