Are you living with HIV? You may have questions and concerns about COVID-19
and how best to stay healthy, or perhaps you need to see a doctor who
is qualified to treat both HIV and COVID-19. Mary Washington Healthcare
is here for you. Please contact us at
540.374.3279 about getting your flu shot.
Mary Washington Infectious Diseases has five board-certified physicians
who specialize in infectious disease treatment: Dr. Awol Ali, Dr. Norman
Bernstein, Dr. Lauren Fiske, Dr. Rosemary Iwunze, and Dr. Lalita Chulamokha,
as well as nurse practitioner Felicia Hall. They are available for in-person
or virtual (telehealth) visits. Please call The Wellness Program at
540.374.3279 to schedule an appointment.
Read more about the physicians and practice here
Staying well and protecting yourself from COVID-19.
People who live with HIV should always protect themselves against viruses
- Limit exposure to others by staying home unless absolutely necessary
- Wash your hands often
- Get adequate rest
- Take all medications on a regular schedule
- Eat well, with emphasis on colorful vegetables
- Drink plenty of water – you are adequately hydrated if your urine
is pale yellow
If you feel unwell, take your temperature every couple of hours. Call the
540.374.3279 if your temperature elevates.
FREE At-Home Test Kits
If you are concerned about leaving your house for an HIV test, the Wellness
Program has FREE at-home test kits available for Virginia residents to
check their HIV status in just 20 minutes. If you would like to receive
a free kit, please email your name and address to the Wellness Program at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540.374.3279. A discreetly packaged kit will be mailed directly
to you for your convenience. En español*
As a reminder, we continue to offer free in-office HIV testing at 1101
Sam Perry Blvd, Suite 304; Fredericksburg, VA 22401.
If you are in need of condoms and can't visit the office, email your
name and address to
Wellness.Program@mwhc.com and the team will mail to you.
February is National Condom Month, highlighting awareness of condom use
as an effective way to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
When used properly, condoms are highly effective in preventing HIV and
other STIs. Part of effective use includes using a non-oil based lubricant
to reduce breakage.
CDC Resource: Proper Condom Use
The Wellness Program|Ryan White Grant serves our community to help those
living with HIV and Aids to navigate healthcare, understand medications,
and assist in finding financial and emotional support options. Please
community calendar for upcoming community education and support events.
Wellness Program clients who are interested in understanding what assistance
is available for them can come to the program office, located on the Mary
Washington Hospital Campus. Our staff will assist clients in understanding
eligibility requirements, general conditions and restrictions.
For more information, contact us at
540.374.3279 or email
Wellness.Program@mwhc.com. The Wellness Program office is located on the Mary Washington Hospital
campus in the Tompkins-Martin Medical Plaza, 1101 Sam Perry Blvd., Suite
304, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401. Transportation to this location is
available on the local
Do you know your status? Our staff can provide free and confidential HIV
testing. Call us for an appointment
*Teniendo en cuenta la orden de Quedarse en Casa del Gobernador Northam,
el Programa de Bienestar de MWHC cuenta con pruebas GRATIS de chequeo
a los residentes de Virginia que deseen verificar su estado de VIH, para
hacer en casa en tan solo 20 minutos. Si está interesado en recibir
un paquete de prueba gratis, por favor envie por correo electrónico
su nombre y dirección al Programa de Wellnes a
email@example.com o llame al teléfono 540.374.3279. Un discreto paquete de prueba
le será enviado por correo directamente a usted.
Le recordamos que aún continuamos ofreciendo pruebas de HIV gratuitas
en nuestra oficina en las siguientes direcciones:
- 1101 Sam Perry Blvd, Suite 304; Fredericksburg, VA 22401
- Mary Washington Urgent Care, 11131 Journal Parkway, Suite A, King George, VA 22485