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As the health and safety of our center's visitors are our highest priority, our free HIV/STI supportive service is not meeting at this time.
However, as we still encourage HIV/STI testing for anyone engaging in higher-risk sexual behavior, below you find more information on where and how you can get tested during this time. For further questions, please contact Reilly at [email protected]
One of the challenges for LGBT people with HIV/STI testing is finding a nonjudgmental place to get tested during times of COVID-19. Some helpful resources are included below.
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The Pennsylvania Department of Health, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Expanded HIV Testing Initiative (PEHTI) and the HIV Prevention and Care Project (HPCP), has introduced HIV Self-Testing (HST) for individuals who reside in Pennsylvania (excluding Philadelphia County). The goal of the getmyHIVtest.com program is to help people get tested who wouldn’t otherwise go to their doctor or to a testing clinic.
Tests are available from the website getmyhivtest.com. Individuals are asked to read the information on the website and answer a few questions in order to receive an FDA-approved, OraQuick home HIV test kit mailed to the address they provide. Support for clients who request and administer the HIV self-test is available through OraQuick and the HPCP, as noted on the website.
Individuals who reside in Philadelphia County should visit PhillyKeepOnLoving.com to order the HIV Self-test kit and for additional information about testing from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.
HIV and COVID Update:
How is COVID-19 spread? Can the COVID-19 be spread through sex? Research to date has found that the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can be shed through feces and semen. What does this mean for a person living with HIV? How can you best protect yourself and others? For answers and more information, please watch the video at the bottom of this page or visit this site.
We encourage quarterly HIV testing for anyone engaging in higher-risk sexual behavior. Testing is provided in partnership with Comprehensive Health Services at Lehigh Valley Hospital and the Allentown Health Bureau. There are no insurance or residency requirements. Community members can even sign up for quarterly testing reminders!
HIV/STI testing for youth ages 14-21 is available every Monday through Thursday as part of our youth program, Project Silk Lehigh Valley. Young adults, ages 22-24 may access HIV testing through Project Silk Lehigh Valley by appointment only or through our regular adult testing times.
Sexual health programs are generously supported by:
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