INSTI is now available at sexual health clinics across Florida in efforts to reduce the rising levels of HIV. Ask for an INSTI HIV Test at your local clinic – it takes only one minute to get tested and solve your status! Getting tested is important for your own health and for those around you.
1 in 7 people who are living with HIV in the United States do not know their status. Florida has consistently ranked among the top three states in the nation for newly diagnosed cases of HIV, according to CDC data. It has an estimated 115,000 residents infected with the disease, many of whom don’t even know they carry it.
One of the biggest challenges in treating HIV, is the stigma associated with it. At the end of the day, your HIV status is just a status. What is more important is what you do with that information. With INSTI, solving your status takes only one blood drop. If your status is negative, educate yourself on ways to ensure your status stays the same. If your status is positive, seek medical treatment.
The earlier you access care and treatment, the less likely HIV will develop into AIDS. You will then break the chain in transmitting the virus onto others. Based on scientific evidence, if your virus levels are undetectable, they are untransmittable. This movement is called U=U (known as U equals U) which means that with HIV medication, you will still be able to live a long, healthy life without worrying about passing on infection to others. Being informed on HIV reduces the spread of misinformation and stigma and encourages testing as part of a healthy lifestyle. CDC recommends that everyone gets tested every 3 months – have you been tested recently?
To get tested, you can ask for INSTI at any sexual health clinic in Florida – it’s free. For more information, please visit the Florida Department of Health.
bioLytical Laboratories is the manufacturer of INSTI, the world’s fastest HIV test. We want to encourage individuals to get tested for HIV, regardless of whether they are well-versed around the HIV environment, or have yet to get tested. To end AIDS, we need everyone to get tested. A major deterrent is the stigma surrounding HIV with individuals scared to get tested or even receive the treatment they need at the expense of their own health. Everyone has a status and the only way to prevent the spread is if everyone knows their status so we can suppress HIV together. Testing with INSTI is quick, simple and accurate and your test counselor will be there to guide you through the process. Solve your status.