2023_01_19_DOH-Lee Free HIV_STD Screening
January 19, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 19, 2023
Tammy Soliz, Public Information Officer
DOH-LEE ANNOUNCES FREE HIV AND STD SCREENING
Every 1st Thursday of the Month
Lee County, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Lee County is hosting monthly HIV and STD screening.
The screening is held monthly on the 1st Thursday of each month at John the Apostle Metropolitan Community Church. The screening is free, and no appointment is necessary.
John the Apostle Metropolitan Community Church
3049 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901
DOH-Lee also offers routine HIV/STD testing in the clinic by appointment or walk-in. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 239-461-6100.
Protect yourself. Get tested. Know your status. Learn what is next.
Knowing your status is the first step toward effective HIV prevention and living a healthy and long life. People can reduce their risk for HIV by using appropriate prevention strategies, such as taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), using protection, and getting tested regularly. Contact a health care provider to find out if PrEP is recommended for you. Additionally, people living with HIV who take antiretroviral medication as prescribed and have an undetectable viral load cannot transmit HIV to their sexual partners.
About the Florida Department of Health
The Department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.