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Free Monthly STI Health Screenings Continue in 2019

Post Date:12/10/2018 11:12 AM

HIV STI Testing 2019 finalThe City of Evanston Health and Human Services Department is once again partnering with Howard Brown Health and the Evanston Public Library to provide free sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening in the Evanston community.

Services include HIV prevention counseling and rapid HIV screening (finger prick), as well as confidential syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia screening. These free services will be offered at the Evanston Public Library in the Small Community Meeting Room (first floor), 1703 Orrington Ave. Any interested individual is encouraged to walk in on the second Monday of the month between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., beginning January 14. No appointment is needed.

Screening is confidential and, if necessary, participants will be connected to treatment and partner services. Individuals can choose to be tested alone or with their partner.

Often STIs have mild symptoms or no symptoms at all, meaning many people do not know they have an STI. The only way to know for sure is to be tested. If you’ve had unprotected sex, have a new partner or multiple partners, or think you’ve been exposed to an STI, you may want to get tested or talk to your healthcare provider.

Howard Brown Health, a Chicago-based federally qualified health center, is a national leader in sexual health, working to eliminate healthcare disparities in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) community. For more information on these monthly STI services or more screening sites, please visit www.howardbrown.org/outreach, email Howard Brown Health at Outreach@howardbrown.org, or call/text the City of Evanston at 847-448-4311. For convenience, you may dial 311 directly while in Evanston. 

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