Get Tested Tuesdays

[Image description: Image features graphics of clipboard, medical bag, and band aid over top of a blue background. The text at the top of the graphic reads "4-6pm, Get Tested Tuesdays." Then, the different testing services are listed as "COVID-19, HIV, HEP-C, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Healthcare Enrollment with Pennie." The Bradbury-Sullivan Center logo is in the bottom left-hand corner and there is a rainbow progress-flag featured across the bottom of the graphic.]

Testing for Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia is offered on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 4-6pm ET in partnership with The Allentown Health Bureau. 

Additionally, HIV/HEP-C Testing, COVID-19 Testing, and Health Care Enrollment with Pennie will be available at the same time.

All visitors must wear a mask to receive services. The center no longer requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

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 3-4 days.

Gonorrhea & 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 STDs is done using a urine sample and are typically available in 3-4 days.

To learn more about our other supportive services, contact [email protected]

Expectations:

  • 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 Syphilis, Chlamydia, or Gonorrhea testing, 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 about 5-10 minutes.
  • Regardless of your results, you will receive follow-up contact from the Allentown Health Bureau with your results and any additional resources you might need.

 

WHEN
August 16, 2022 at 4:00pm - 6pm
WHERE
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
CONTACT
Meaghan Lawlor (they/them) · · 610-347-9988 ext 202

Will you come?