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Mahube-Otwa Family Health Client Information/Fact Sheet HIV and AIDS: ARE YOU AT RISK? WHAT IS HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)? HIV is a virus that kills your body’s “CD4 cells.” CD4 cells (also called T-helper cells) help your body fight off infection and disease. WHAT IS AIDS (the Acquired ImmunoDeficiency Syndrome)? AIDS is a disease you […]

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News Release February 2, 2016 Syphilis rates rise among women in Minnesota Health officials are concerned over a jump in syphilis cases among Minnesota women. Preliminary data for 2015 show syphilis cases in women were up 63 percent compared to 2014. The increase is occurring primarily among women of child-bearing age in all racial and […]

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Birth Control

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Hormonal Birth Control Methods Birth Control with Estrogen and Progestin: The Pill, Patch and Ring Advantages include: Lighter periods and less menstrual cramps Reduced risk of ovarian and endometrial cancer May reduce acne Fertility will return as soon as you stop using Pill, Patch or Ring Disadvantages include: Increased risk of rare but serious problems¬†including […]

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