PrEP AND YOU: HIV PREVENTION IN A PILL

More than 7,500 Oklahomans are HIV-positive, and only 59 percent of those infected are virally suppressed, meaning they are receiving treatment that suppresses transmission of the virus to their sexual partners. If you are having unprotected sex, you are at risk for HIV infection. However, there are highly effective medications now available to prevent HIV…

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LIVING WITH HIV: CASE MANAGEMENT

Ensuring access to consistent medical care and resources is essential for anyone living with HIV, regardless of your financial circumstances. In order to ensure everyone receives the care they need, HIV case management programs are available to help uninsured or underinsured people living with HIV receive and stay in medical care as well as provide…

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HIV-POSITIVE DIAGNOSIS: THE BENEFITS OF EARLY TREATMENT

An HIV-positive diagnosis is life-changing and triggers difficult emotions compounded by stress and anxiety about your health, about your future. If you test positive for HIV, it is essential to begin treatment immediately to protect and prolong your health, as well as the health of your partner. Although there is no cure for HIV, there…

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HIV TESTING: KNOW YOUR STATUS

Because only one in seven Americans with HIV are aware that they have the disease, getting tested to know your HIV status is an essential step to keep you and any sexual partners safe from transmission. Should I Get Tested for HIV? Getting tested is the only way to find out if you have HIV…

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HIV PROTECTION: CONDOMS 101

When used correctly and consistently, condoms are an effective, inexpensive and easily accessible way to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), as well as pregnancy. Protect yourself and your partner from transmitting dangerous STDs including HIV by using condoms very time you have sex. Why Do I Need to Use a Condom? Condoms…

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Birth and Death Certificate

Oklahoma vital records maintains the records for births and deaths that occurred in the state of Oklahoma Vital Record Lobbies are ClosedOut of an abundance of caution due to increasing COVID-19 cases around the state, the lobbies have been closed across the state to reduce the risk of exposure.Please consider placing your order online or…

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OSDH Proposed Rule Amendments

Proposed Amendments to the Department of Health Rules The Office of Administrative Rules (OAR) is responsible for publishing The Oklahoma Administrative Code and The Oklahoma Register and implementing the provisions of Article 1 of the Administrative Procedures Act [Title 75 Oklahoma Statutes (O.S.) Section 250 et seq.]. The OAR maintains the official records of the…

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