Queer Health Services

NOTE: All visitors to Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT
Community Center must wear a mask. 
Please read our full vaccination policy here.

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Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is now partnering with Novus to offer STI testing services to our community. 

FREE testing will be available for HIV, Hep-C, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia on the 1st Saturday of the month from 11 am - 1 pm and the 4th Wednesday of the month from 5 pm - 7pm. 

Click here to fill out the intake form

Below is some additional information about STI testing: 

HIV Testing:

  • The CDC recommends that everyone age 13-64 get tested for HIV at least once as a part of routine healthcare. 
  • For individuals with certain risk factors, such as having an HIV+ partner, being diagnosed with another STI, and more, is it suggested that they get tested at least once a year. 
  • Testing is done via a blood draw, as it provides the most accurate results, and the results have a 3-5 day turnaround.

Hep-C Testing:

  • The CDC recommends that everyone aged 18 years and older be tested for Hep-C at least once in their lifetime
  • Additional testing may be suggested for individuals with additional risk factors that can be seen on the CDC website
  • Testing is done via a sample of blood sample and results are rapid.

Syphilis Testing:

  • The CDC recommends that anyone who may have had sexual contact with someone who has syphilis gets tested immediately. Given that we are experiencing a “large-scale syphilis outbreak” in Allentown, we highly recommend that all sexually active people get tested. 
  • Testing is done via blood-draw, and results are typically available in 3-5 days.

Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Testing:

  • Testing is recommended annually for people under 25 with a cervix & people assigned male at birth who have penetrative sex.
  • Testing for both STIs is done via a throat swab, rectal swab, or urine sample and are typically available in 3-5 days.

Expectations:

  • When you enter the center, you will be greeted by one of our staff.
  • After completing your intake form or confirming that you completed online in advance, you will be directed to the testing room or a space where you can wait while also social distancing.
  • When it's your turn, the tester will greet you. The testing process takes less than 15 minutes.
  • You will receive the results of your tests within 3-5 days.