HIV & STD Testing & Treatment
When in Doubt, It's Best to Test It Out
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Office or Virtual Home testing.
HOW DO YOU GET HIV PrEP WITH ALIVE & WELL COMMUNITY PARTNERS?
Alive & Well Community Partners (AWCP) provides the free confidential HIV testing with bioLytical which is a rapid test that uses a small amount of blood by pricking the finger with a lancet and results given in 1 minute.
If the test results are Reactive or preliminary positive, then a confirmatory test is done through a blood draw. The blood sample is sent to a laboratory for the screening of the HIV antibodies and results can take 3-5 days.
Testing for HIV is the only way to know for sure if you have the virus that causes AIDS. Many people do not have any symptoms and can live for many years without knowing they have the virus. Testing at Alive & Well Community Partners is quick, easy, painless, confidential and FREE.
WHY NOT TALK
If you’ve had sexual contact with another person and notice any signs of an STD, why not talk about it with our medical professionals and get tested.
STD symptoms can come and go over time. This doesn’t mean the STD is gone. It is very common for STD symptoms to be mild and undetectable.
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Our friendly staff is dedicated to serving and meeting your needs. You can always expect service with a smile in our environments.
Our team is dedicated to making sure your experience is one of excellence. If there is anything we can do to meet or exceed your needs, our medical and professional teams are at your service.
CONFIDENTIAL & TRUSTWOTHY
Alive & Well prides itself on building confidential testing verticals to meet the needs from all walks of life. All medical and testing with us will remain confidential
We Speak Spanish, Hindi, Creole
OFFICE VISITS #1 BEST OPTION
We love to connect with our patients face to face with our teams and Doctors to ensure your comfort and peace of mind and exceed your expections,
DIY- ORDER & TEST FROM HOME
If you would like to test from home. we will have your speak with the Doctor and go to our nearest labs. Doctor will go over the results. If TREATMENT is needed we will have you come into office or MAIL you an prescription,
MUST BE PAID WITH PAPERWORK COMPLETED BEFORE SPEAKING & TESTING WITH DOCTOR
Alive & Well Community Partners (AWCP) will hold all personal information and medical records to the highest standard of privacy and confidentiality. AWCP will only release personal health care information when authorized by our clients in writing or when required by law.
Get Tested For:
Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Testing, Treatment and Prevention is available. Come and speak with our friendly medical staff.
Testing and Treatment are available. This STD is most commonly detected.
Currently offering Syphilis testing. Treatment is quick and available if detected early.
Human Papilloma Virus
Alive and Well screens for HPV and has Treatment options.
Herpes Simplex Virus I/II
(HSVI / HSVII
Screening and Testing is Available for HSV I/HSV II. This STD is visible on private areas.
Hepatitis A, B & C
Screening for Hepatitis A/B/C. Individual Hepatitis Testing Available. Different Treatment and Care Plans are available after screenings.
Introduction of STD's
Chlamydia is a curable bacterial infection and, according to the CDC, it’s the most common notifiable disease in the United States.3 Often chlamydia doesn’t show symptoms, so people do not seek testing. But if left untreated, chlamydia can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and infertility.
Gonorrhea is a curable bacterial infection that tends to inhabit moist, warm places like the urethra, rectum, throat, genital tract, and reproductive tract.4 Often it doesn’t show symptoms, but it can still be passed with no symptoms present. Gonorrhea and chlamydia are typical co-infections, which means that it’s likely to acquire both at the same time.
Syphilis is a curable bacterial infection that tends to go unreported because its symptoms are often absent or indistinguishable. Syphilis has four stages: primary, secondary, latent, and tertiary. In its early stages, syphilis is the most infectious and the least noticeable. It becomes more apparent in its final stages, which can result in damage to the brain and other organs.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common STD. The CDC estimates that nearly every sexually active person will obtain at least one strain of the virus during their lifetime.6 There are over 100 different strains of HPV, most of which the body can fight off on its own. However, a few strains of HPV can cause genital warts or are considered “high-risk” and can lead to cancer. The HPV vaccine can prevent damaging strains of HPV.
Herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). The virus is most known for causing cold sores/fever blisters on the face and genital region. Herpes spreads through sharing infected fluids, skin-to-skin contact, and contact with cold sores. The virus can spread even when cold sores are not present;7 over half of the population has it;8 and though there is no cure, it can be managed with treatment. .
Hepatitis is a contagious liver disease that causes inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis A is typically caused by eating or drinking items contaminated with infected fecal matter. Hepatitis B and C usually occur as a result of contact with infected bodily fluids. Hepatitis may resolve through rest, replenishing fluids, and, in chronic cases, it can be treated with antiviral medications.9 There are also vaccines available to prevent some strains of hepatitis.
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks the immune system, weakening the body’s ability to fight off other infections and making the body highly vulnerable to major illnesses. HIV is a lifelong disease, but it can be managed with antiretroviral (ART) medication. If it’s not managed, it can progress into acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), which is a chronic, potentially life-threatening condition.10
Trichomoniasis or “trich” is the most common curable STD in the world, and it’s typically passed through vaginal sex. In the U.S., an estimated 3.7 million people have the infection, but only about 30% of people develop any symptoms. If symptoms are present, they include foul-smelling vaginal discharge, genital itching, and painful urination.11
The biggest takeaway with STD symptoms is that the most common STD symptom is no symptom at all. STDs may or may not show symptoms, depending on the STD and how it reacts with your body. Many STDs share similar symptoms, which is why it’s not possible to diagnose an STD based on symptoms alone; you must get tested in order to receive an accurate diagnosis. That being said, here are some of the most common signs to look out for:
STD Symptoms in Men
STD symptoms in men include:
Itching, burning penis
Bumps or blisters around the penis
Tender, swollen testicles
No symptoms at all
STD Symptoms in Women
STD symptoms in women include:
Vaginal itching, burning, or discomfort
Blisters in the genital area
Rash in the genital area
No symptoms at all
What to Expect During Your Private Testing Session
(1) You will have Patient Advocate that will work confidentially with you.
(2) Get tested.
(3) Speak with doctor.
9 Simple steps to get HIV PrEP at Alive & Well Community Partners :
Call to schedule an appointment
Meet the staff
Patient Advocate will do confidential paper work
Complete an HIV test (5 minutes)
Collect blood send to the lab to check kidney function
Collect urine if you want other STI testing
Meet the Provider for a consultation
Get your HIV test results
Get your care plan and start.