Image description: "Free HIV & Hepatitis C Testing" on first and third “Tuesdays of the month from 4 to 6 PM Eastern Time". A red HIV and AIDS awareness ribbon waves across the graphic. "No insurance needed or residency requirement. Tester speaks English and Spanish. Testing offered in partnership with Comprehensive Health Services of Lehigh Valley Health Network." The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center logo is in the bottom right, and the address is listed "522 West Maple Street, at Bayard Rustin Way, Allentown, PA 18101"
To reserve your appointment time, please schedule your appointment here. Walk-ins are also welcome, based on availability.
Testing is offered on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 4-6pm ET in partnership with Comprehensive Health Services at Lehigh Valley Health Network. Patients can sign up for quarterly testing reminders.
No insurance or residency requirements. Tester speaks English and Spanish.
As of February 1st, 2022, everyone entering the center will need to wear a mask and provide proof of vaccination.
To learn more about our other supportive services, contact [email protected]
- When you enter the center you will be greeted by one of our staff and given an intake form where you can choose what testing services you would like for the day
- When you select getting HIV/HEP-C testing, you will be directed to the testing room or a room where you can sit and wait while socially distanced
- When it's your turn, the tester will greet you. The testing process takes about 20 minutes and is done via the finger-prick method, obtaining a drop of blood to test. While the test is processing, the tester will share local HIV/HEP-C resources and ask you some questions about your sexual health / history.
- The results will process by the end of the 20 minutes and the tester will help you determine next steps whatever the results are
Are you interested in additional nonjudgmental testing opportunities? See some helpful resources below for HIV, STI, Hep B, & Hep C testing both in-person and at your own home.
Image description: An informational graphic listing options for HIV and STI testing within the Lehigh Valley. In-person options include NovusACS, Planned Parenthood Keystone, and Comprehensive Health Services. NovusACS offers "Free testing for HIV, Hep C, and STIs; Treatment for HIV, Hep C, and STIs; PrEP consultations. Appointment-only. Call 610-867-5365 for Bethlehem or visit NovusACS.com/locations" for other locations. Planned Parenthood offers "testing and treatment for HIV and STis; PrEP consultations. Call 610-439-1033 for an appointment in Allentown. Comprehensive Health Services offers "Free, confidential testing for HIV (oral swab), Hep C (finger stick) and STIs; Care and treatment for HIV, Hep B & C, and many STIs; Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) prescriptions. Appointments at 17th Street Hospital in Allentown, M-F from 9-5 PM. Call 610-969-2400 to schedule." For At-Home testing options, there is the "Rapid Test" sold at "stores like Target, CVS, and Walgreens" where you can purchase "OraQuick, an oral swab in-home test for HIV. Results ready in 20 minutes." Another option is Mail-in testing, where "testing equipment is sent to your house for you to then mail your samples back to the lab." You can "order testing packages, including tests for HIV, from NURX (nurx.com/) or binx (pplkeystone.mybinxhealth.com)"
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.
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