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MAIL-ORDER-BRIEF

11/22/20

Inside this week’s FREE Mail-Order-Brief:  “Giving Thanks”

Inside this week’s Mail-Order-Brief, you’ll find:

  • 9 Fit-Your Appetite Condoms
  • 3 ONE Silicone Lube Samples
  • Eco-Friendly, Biodegradable Pen
  • Stuffed Turkey Activity
  • Sweet Treat of the Week: 2 Caramel Apple Pops
  • Bottle Opener Keychain

Get yours today by placing an order in the Action Center.

AND – check-out the items in the Add-On Section that you can also add FREE to your Mail-Order-Brief Order, including:  Kegal Balls, Copay Cards, Pill Boxes and At-Home HIV Test Kits!  Only 70 available now through Thursday at Midnight!  Get ’em before they’re gone!


CONDOM OF THE WEEK:  How Big is your Appetite?

11/22/20

For some, the Thanksgiving Meal is no different from other meals, it’s that sweet little piece of pie that we live for all year.  Some people know that a normal size plate hits all the buttons just right.  Some want to open wide for the jumbo plate.  And others want a 3-course meal that they’re gonna feel for days!  So, that’s our theme for this week’s Condom of the Week!  Here’s what’s on our menu for you to choose from this Thanksgiving:

  • Dessert Plate:  Snug Fit Condoms
  • The Gobbler:  Standard Fit Condoms
  • The Stuffed Special:  Legend XL Condoms
  • The 3-Course:  Snug, Standard and Legend Combo Pack

You’ll get 9 condoms and 3 packs of lube in this week’s Free Mail-Order-Brief!  If you like them, we’ll have them available in our Top-Up Condom offerings for you to stock-up on next week!  Order this week’s Mail-Order-Brief now by visiting the Action Center and placing your order today!  Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!!


BEFORE YOUR TURKEY GETS STUFFED

11/22/20

We know there’s an intimacy that can’t be duplicated when you invite someone in to baste your bird.  But bottom-birds are at the highest risk for contracting HIV.  If condoms aren’t the answer for you – or if you know you inconsistently use them – get PrEP before your turkey gets stuffed.

PrEP is a once-a-day pill you can take to prevent HIV.  Pour all the gravy you want over your meat, and it’s 99% effective at preventing HIV if it’s taken once-a-day.  PrEP can only be prescribed by a doc or medical provider.  There are programs that can help cover the cost of the medication (down to $0 in most cases) – but you’ll still need to use insurance or cash for the medical visits and labs to get the script.  If you have insurance, those costs should be relatively affordable, but if you don’t the initial visit with labs may be $150 with $80 visits every 3 months.  If you’re wondering what PrEP will cost for you and your situation, the best thing you can do is contact a PrEP Navigator at Spectrum Medical.  At no cost, they can walk through all of it with you – and if you’re ready to dive in, they have onsite providers that will get you going same day.  Give one of Spectrum Medical’s PrEP Navigators a call today at 602-604-9500.


SOMETHING FOR YOU TO GOBBLE UP

11/22/20

If you’re living with HIV or know someone who is, HIV treatment prevents the virus from being deadly and helps a person live a long, normal life.  It also drives the virus down to undetectable levels, which is the secret sauce to the science of Undetectable = Untransmittable (or U=U).  U=U essentially means that when a person has an undetectable viral load because they’re in ongoing HIV treatment, there is zero chance the virus can be transmitted to another person.

So as you’re filling your plate with turkey, ham or other goodies this Thanksgiving, don’t forget to gobble up your HIV medication every single day so you’re around for many, many more Thanksgivings to come.  Also, pick up a FREE 7-Day Pill Box from The Action Center along with this week’s Mail-Order-Brief to help organize your medication routine!


GIVING THANKS FOR EASY HIV TESTING OPTIONS

11/22/20

36 years ago, a virus struck the world that didn’t have a name, but in the US, it seemed to occur most often among gay men – HIV.  HIV was even initially called GRID (gay-related immune deficiency).  The virus was first identified by French and American scientists, and once it was identified – then – work could begin to develop a test to detect it.  The first tests were blood tests that took several weeks to receive the result, and over the course of 36 years, have developed into tests that can detect HIV in as little as 1 minute with just a few drops of blood.  Even more exciting – especially those squeamish about blood or needles – is the OraQuick At-Home HIV Test Kit that only uses a quick oral swab across your gums.  Without a cure for HIV, Testing is an important tool in our toolbox to reduce the spread of the virus throughout our community.  A person who knows their status and is living with HIV can access treatment – which will ensure a long, healthy life for that person AND also puts the virus at undetectable levels that makes it impossible to be transmitted to other sexual partners.

So what are you waiting for?!  Testing has never been easier!  Get your FREE At-Home HIV Test delivered right to your door from The Action Center when you order this week’s Mail-Order-Brief!





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