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2023_01_19_DOH-Lee Free HIV_STD Screening

January 19, 2023

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 19, 2023

Contact:
Tammy Soliz, Public Information Officer
Lee-PIO@FLHealth.gov
239-308-5196

 

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

From 9:00am-2:00pm

 

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.

We have the power to both prevent and treat HIV. Call 1-800-FLA-AIDS or visit the DOH-Lee HIV/AIDS Webpage or www.KnowYourHIVStatus.com.

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