Posts Tagged ‘HIV Status’

Free HIV/STD Testing at the LOFT – Third Tuesdays

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

Free HIV/STI Testing at the LOFT

Free HIV/STI Testing is provided through a collaboration with Hudson Valley Community Services (HVCS) on a monthly basis at The LOFTIncludes testing for HIV, Hepatitis C, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis.

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Free HIV/STI Testing is conducted at The LOFT every 3rd Tuesday of month from 5:00pm-8:00pm by appointment only.  Testing is fast, free, and discreet.

In collaboration with Hudson Valley Community Services (HVCS), free, in-person HIV & STI screening is back at The LOFT every 3rd Tuesday from 5:00pm-8:00pm.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic new procedures have been put into place to ensure the safety of you, LOFT and HVCS staff.

  • You must make an appointment, no drop-ins will be able to be screened that day.
  • Pre-screening and counseling will be done prior to the appointment by phone with an HVCS counselor.
  • You must answer a COVID-19  health
    survey before you enter the center and have a thermal scan.
  • You must wear a face covering over your nose and mouth for the duration of the in-person appointment.

To start the process and make an appointment contact Jamel Gray at [email protected] or call  (914)-785-8214.

If you are unable to visit The LOFT  during the appointment period, additional appointments can be scheduled a different day and time either at The LOFT or an HVCS location.  Contact HVCS to find out more. 

Free HIV/STD Testing at the LOFT – Third Tuesdays

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

Free HIV/STI Testing at the LOFT

Free HIV/STI Testing is provided through a collaboration with Hudson Valley Community Services (HVCS) on a monthly basis at The LOFTIncludes testing for HIV, Hepatitis C, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis.

________________________________________

Free HIV/STI Testing is conducted at The LOFT every 3rd Tuesday of month from 5:00pm-8:00pm by appointment only.  Testing is fast, free, and discreet.

In collaboration with Hudson Valley Community Services (HVCS), free, in-person HIV & STI screening is back at The LOFT every 3rd Tuesday from 5:00pm-8:00pm.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic new procedures have been put into place to ensure the safety of you, LOFT and HVCS staff.

  • You must make an appointment, no drop-ins will be able to be screened that day.
  • Pre-screening and counseling will be done prior to the appointment by phone with an HVCS counselor.
  • You must answer a COVID-19  health
    survey before you enter the center and have a thermal scan.
  • You must wear a face covering over your nose and mouth for the duration of the in-person appointment.

To start the process and make an appointment contact Jamel Gray at [email protected]sonvalleycs.org or call  (914)-785-8214.

If you are unable to visit The LOFT  during the appointment period, additional appointments can be scheduled a different day and time either at The LOFT or an HVCS location.  Contact HVCS to find out more. 

Free HIV/STD Testing at the LOFT – Third Tuesdays

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

Free HIV/STI Testing at the LOFT

Free HIV/STI Testing is provided through a collaboration with Hudson Valley Community Services (HVCS) on a monthly basis at The LOFTIncludes testing for HIV, Hepatitis C, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis.

________________________________________

Free HIV/STI Testing is conducted at The LOFT every 3rd Tuesday of month from 5:00pm-8:00pm by appointment only.  Testing is fast, free, and discreet.

In collaboration with Hudson Valley Community Services (HVCS), free, in-person HIV & STI screening is back at The LOFT every 3rd Tuesday from 5:00pm-8:00pm.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic new procedures have been put into place to ensure the safety of you, LOFT and HVCS staff.

  • You must make an appointment, no drop-ins will be able to be screened that day.
  • Pre-screening and counseling will be done prior to the appointment by phone with an HVCS counselor.
  • You must answer a COVID-19  health
    survey before you enter the center and have a thermal scan.
  • You must wear a face covering over your nose and mouth for the duration of the in-person appointment.

To start the process and make an appointment contact Jamel Gray at [email protected] or call  (914)-785-8214.

If you are unable to visit The LOFT  during the appointment period, additional appointments can be scheduled a different day and time either at The LOFT or an HVCS location.  Contact HVCS to find out more. 

PrEP Aware Week

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

PrEP Aware Week

Visit prepforsex.com for more information.

POZ at Home – Coping With COVID-19 and HIV – Webinar

Monday, June 1st, 2020

POZ at Home – Coping With COVID-19 and HIV

Guests: Mark S. King, Venita Ray and Charles Sanchez

Hosted by Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.

Webinar Registration for POZ at Home: Coping With COVID-19 and HIV

Friday, May 29th, 2020

On Monday, June 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm EST, POZ Magazine is hosting a webinar entitled “POZ at Home – Coping With COVID-19 and HIV.” This webinar is free. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WckQRhb3QiOudAY1IoJWJg

This event is being produced by POZ At Home.

Speakers

Mark S. King
Award-winning blogger, author, speaker and HIV/AIDS advocate
Mark S. King is an award-winning blogger, author, speaker and HIV/AIDS advocate who has been involved in HIV causes since testing positive in 1985. His blog, My Fabulous Disease, has been nominated for five consecutive GLAAD Media Awards (2015-2020) and was awarded the National Lesbian and Gay Journalist Association’s “Excellence in Blogging” honor in 2014 and 2016.

Venita Ray
Deputy Director @PWN-USA
Venita Ray is the deputy director of PWN-USA. She previously served on the organization’s Board of Directors and has more than 20 years of experience working in underserved communities on social justice issues including affordable housing, environmental justice, health care and HIV.

Charles Sanchez
HIV+ Writer, Performer, Director and Activist
Charles Sanchez is a gay, HIV+ writer, performer, director and activist living in New York City. He is one of the co-founders of Skipping Boyz Productions, and conceived, writes and stars in the musical comedy web series, Merce, which was named Best HIV/AIDS Content at America’s Rainbow Film Festival in 2016 and won the Audience Award for Short Film at the 2017 Kaleidoscope Film Festival.

HVCS’ Home Test Kit for HIV Program: News Coverage

Friday, May 15th, 2020

This week, HVCS unveiled its new policy regarding HIV testing: we will mail an oral swab HIV test kit to your home! Watch the details as our Senior Program Manager, Naomi Kabalkin, explains things to Spectrum News reporter Dominic McKensie:

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/hudson-valley/news/2020/05/13/hvcs-provides-at-risk-community-with-free-hiv-test-kits-during-covid-19

To receive a free home test kit for HIV, call or text (845) 704-7624 or visit this page.

HVCS’ New Podcast: Peer Health Alliance talks about S…E…X!

Friday, January 31st, 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Peer Health Alliance has a new podcast all about safer sex, hooking up, and all sorts of fun topics.

“Parents Just Don’t Understand”…that’s why talking about sexual health with a PHA peer is so important. In this episode we talk about HVCS’ Peer Health Alliance or PHA program and what a “peer” is. Learn why it is important to get your difficult sexual health questions answered by someone like you, that gets you and has the training and resources to you need. There are some conversations you don’t want to have with even the coolest of moms!

Find more episodes here or listen on Spotify! and iTunes (other podcast platforms coming soon).

HIV Testing Day at Walgreens in Poughkeepsie

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

HVCS is collaborating with Walgreens in Poughkeepsie, located at 827 Dutchess Turnpike, for National HIV Testing Day. Our team will be on site for free confidential HIV testing, information on PrEP, as well as HIV prevention, care and treatment. We are partnering with Greater Than AIDS for this community event.

National HIV Testing Day

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
National HIV Testing Day

I’m Doing It. Testing for HIV.

 

HVCS is collaborating with Walgreens in Poughkeepsie, located at 827 Dutchess Turnpike, for National HIV Testing Day (June 27th). Our team will be on site from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm for free confidential HIV testing, information on PrEP, as well as HIV prevention, care and treatment. We are partnering with Greater Than AIDS for this community event.