UNM Truman Health Services offers ways people can protect themselves from HIV, STDs

Truman Health Services is the largest HIV service provider in New Mexico. They are also the sole patient-centered medical home dedicated to providing healthcare for transgender individuals in New Mexico.

Dating apps and social media have become as common to use as the internet. While it may seem like the perfect place to find a potential date or mate, people still need to be aware and ask screening questions. Tuesday, Marcos Tafoya from UNM Truman Health Services and Health Education Coordinator Javier Rios stressed the importance of asking the following questions:

  • Have you been tested?
  • Do you know how to have safe sex?
  • Do you know about HIV?

They also suggest having that conversation with the person that you’re chatting with online before you decide to meet them.

Learn more about UNM Truman Health Services.