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Program: HIV / STI TESTING

Quick, safe, confidential and free screenings and education for high risk populations

HIV / STI TESTING AND PREVENTION

Who It's For:

BIPOC individuals who are at risk for HIV or STI infection.

What it Provides:

Immediate HIV or STI testing, post-counseling, and HIV/AIDS sex education.

Program Manager:

Garland Jarmon | (206) 322-7061 | garland@pocaan.org

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This program works with communities of color to advocate and ensure equitable access to HIV/AIDS testing, education, prevention, and health care resources.

 

POCAAN was originally founded for the express purpose of responding to an HIV/AIDS epidemic that was having and continues to have a devastating impact on communities of color. As such, our HIV/STI Mobile Testing program reflects our roots, as well as our ongoing commitment to underserved African-American, Latino, Native American, and Asian/Pacific Islander communities in Washington state.

 

Our continued mission is to provide these communities of color with the same level of resources and information available in a format that is accessible, and addresses the language and socio-economic barriers they face. Our testing procedures include post-test consultation, as we believe that a comprehensive and sex-positive conversation is a better guide for maintaining healthy sexual habits in the future.

In the event that a rapid test is reactive to the HIV antibodies, our trained prevention specialists will provide an immediate on-site blood draw which will be sent to a lab for a definitive confirmatory analysis. Individuals will also be referred to POCAAN's KONNECT program to provide assistance and counseling for individuals who need help managing their HIV status.

Funding for this program has been made available as a result of a grant award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, and Public Health, Seattle and King County.

Specific Services:

  • Immediate testing using the rapid INSTI-ANTIBODY HIV-1/HIV-2 testing kit, which displays results in under 60 seconds with a 99.8% accuracy

  • Brief HIV/AIDS education session

  • Post-test consultation on PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), effective condom use, and general sex education

  • Referrals to POCAAN and other state programs for additional assistance as required

Clinic Hours:

 

Monday – Friday

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Eligibility:

  • We request a 21-day window period between your last possible exposure and the date of your appointment in order to maximize test accuracy.

 

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