Home Search Contact
About Us Berks County Schuylkill County Events Reports

 

HIV TESTING
 
STD TESTING
 
home > berks county

Testing

Anyone who has had unprotected sex (anal, vaginal or oral) is considered to be at risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs, also referred to as sexually transmitted infections or STIs), including HIV. Certain STDs (e.g. herpes, human papilloma virus or HPV, and Syphilis) can be spread by skin to skin contact, even when condoms or dental dams are used.

Anyone who has shared injection drug equipment (needles, syringes, cotton, cookers, tourniquets, etc.), regardless of the drug being used, is considered to be at risk for HIV and Hepatitis C.

Typically, persons infected with HIV or Hepatitis C will have no physical symptoms until many years after infection. In up to 50% of the cases, persons infected with other common STDs will have no signs or symptoms of infection. Yet, despite the absence of symptoms, persons infected with HIV, STDs or Hepatitis can pass their infection onto others.

If you have had unprotected sex (anal, vaginal or oral) or shared any drug injection equipment (needles, syringes, cotton, cookers, tourniquets, etc.), you should speak with your primary care provider about testing or make a plan to visit us soon!

 


All services are confidential and provided free of charge.

BERKS AIDS NETWORK   429 Walnut Street, P.O. Box 8626, Reading, PA 19603   610-375-6523
SCHUYLKILL WELLNESS SERVICES   512 N. Centre Street, Suite 1B, Pottsville, PA 17901 570-622-3980
copyright © 2010 CO-COUNTY WELLNESS SERVICES      home    disclaimer     search    contact info
United Way Berks    United Way Schuylkill    AIDSNET    State DOH    CDC    StopHIV    MySpace