This week: HIV, heart disease, and head and neck cancers

May 25, 2017

New York state has several efforts underway to curtail the HIV epidemic.

Upstate infectious disease expert Elizabeth Asiago-Reddy talks this week about the increased availability of HIV testing, treatment options for those who test positive,  and where to obtain medication that can reduce a person's risk of becoming infected.

PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is available in Syracuse through Upstate's Immune Health Services, the Adolescent/Young Adult Specialized Care Center or the Onondaga County Sexually Transmitted Disease Center.

Also on this week’s show: coronary artery disease and its treatments, and treatment options for cancers of the head and neck. Join us this Sunday, May 28 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.

If you're interested in recieving PrEP, the medication that can reduce a person's risk of becoming infected with HIV, contact any of these service providers:

Upstate's Immune Health Services: (315) 464-5533

Adolescent/Young Adult Specialized Care Center: (315) 571-0013

Onondaga County Sexually Transmitted Disease Center: (315) 435-3236