Posts Tagged ‘STD’

April is STD Awareness Month

Friday, April 1st, 2022

April is STD Awareness Month! Visit the official website for more details.

April is STD Awareness Month

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

April is STD Awareness Month! Visit the official website for more details.

April is STD Awareness Month

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

April is STD Awareness Month! Visit the official website for more details.

April is STD Awareness Month

Monday, April 1st, 2019

April is STD Awareness Month! Visit the official website for more details.

April is STD Awareness Month

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

April is STD Awareness Month! Visit the official website for more details.

HVCS Creates New STD Testing Position

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Get Tested!Hudson Valley Community Services has responded to the sharp increase in STD infection rates in our area by creating a new staff position dedicated to STD testing. For the first time in our history, we will be able to provide free sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing to anyone who needs it.

Previously we were funded only to provide STD testing to those at high risk or those were had a possible exposure.

“We want to empower everyone to take control of their sexual health,” said HVCS’ Education and Prevention Director, Jennifer Brathwaite. “Our new STD tester allows us to serve more people and connect them to the healthcare and social resources they need.”

We offer urine tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea, and a blood draw for syphilis, with results in two to seven days. For hepatitis C (and HIV), we perform a finger stick with results available within 20 minutes.

Two common reasons given for the recent rise in STD rates are the widespread use of dating apps, and the advent of PrEP (daily treatment to prevent HIV). Those on PrEP may decide not to use condoms as frequently. Condoms prevent some STDs but not all.

To find out more or to get tested, call Stephanie at (914) 785-8261.

Teen Health Day

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015

TEEN HEALTH DAY
Carmel Fire Department
94 Gleneida Ave.
Carmel, NY

On Friday, December 4, in collaboration with Westchester Medical Center, a Teen Health Day for individuals ages 13 to 24 will be held at the Carmel Fire Department, 94 Gleneida Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Teen Health Day will offer free and confidential services including HIV testing, STD screening, Hepatitis C testing, pregnancy testing and mental health and substance abuse referrals. Several other community organizations will be participating in the event to provide education and answer questions.