Prevention Is Better Than Intervention
Help us keep you from unnecessary suffering by memorizing our three-word mantra: Prevent, Detect, Minimize. We believe in preventing diseases from taking hold, detecting them early if they do, and minimizing their impact over time. Our practice will help you:
1. Avoid Diseases In The First Place
You can avoid the flu with a flu shot, you can prevent Hepatitis A and B with vaccines. The list goes on. If you are gay and you have not had the Hepatitis vaccines, call us RIGHT NOW. 404-888-0228. Gay men are ten times more likely to acquire Hepatitis B than the general population.
2. Decrease The Chances Of Infection
Did you know that you should have the Tetanus-Diphtheria vaccine every ten years? Or that if you are over 65 you should have the pneumonia vaccine? Forewarned is forearmed.
3. Catch It In The Early Stages
If we can detect cancer or HIV while they are still manageable, you have got a great shot at living your life to the fullest with minimal disruption. But the key phrase here is EARLY DETECTION. For example, if you are a gay man and you have not had an HIV test in the last six months, call us now for an appointment at 404-888-0228 or visit AID Atlanta’s free HIV testing clinic.
And if you are gay, you absolutely should get the vaccine for HPV, the virus that causes cancer in the anus and penis. The risk of anal cancer is about 17 times higher in sexually active gay and bisexual men than in men who have sex only with women.
Put A Checkup On Your Checklist
The very best way to keep yourself healthy is to schedule an annual exam. We will take a complete medical history, conduct a thorough physical examination, screen you for everything you are at high-risk for, and give you a detailed understanding of where you are now and how to get to optimal health in the future.