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Get tested in the comfort of your home

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Get tested in the comfort of your home

Get tested in the comfort of your home in the District or at a lab in the DMV. GetCheckedDC is Washington, DC’s new, free program that provides residents with confidential, convenient testing for both HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STD).Looking for free, fast, convenient lab testing for HIV, STD, or hepatitis? GetCheckedDC can help — even if you’re uninsured or underinsured for lab testing services.Now, any DC resident can walk into a LabCorp patient service center in the DMV area, with or without an appointment, and get tested for free. Results are posted to GetCheckedDC's patient portal in about a...

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Monkeypox facts for people who are sexually active

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Monkeypox facts for people who are sexually active

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced the spread of monkeypox in countries where the virus is typically not endemic. Some 92 confirmed cases and 28 suspected cases have been reported as of May 21. The WHO noted that most cases, though not exclusively, have been identified among men who have sex with men (MSM). This has led to concern that these communities could face stigma or discrimination similar to their experience with regard to the HIV/AIDS epidemic during the 1980s hampering testing and vaccination efforts. Monkeypox will require vaccine strategy and outreach. Many healthcare officials worry that the outbreak’s association with the...

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