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January 2016


CLEAR Tips: New Years Resolution

Happy New Year! Have you made a resolution? If you’re still working on last year’s resolution, you’re not alone! According to, over 40% of Americans make New Year Resolutions, yet only 8% manage to achieve their goals. Here are some tips to help you achieve your goal in 2016.

  1. Make sure your goal is important to you. It’s going to be hard to stick to a goal if the result isn’t valuable to you. I’ve found just questioning the importance of a goal can motivate me to commit to it.
  2. Is your goal realistic? If your goal is too difficult to achieve, scaling it down to a more attainable level may help lead you to success.
  3. Keep it Simple. It’s important that a goal can be stated briefly and clearly, this helps you to know when you’ve accomplished it.
  4. Be Accountable. Have a friend to help check in on your New Year’s Resolution. It can help to be reminded of your goal throughout the year.

If you’d like help sticking to your New Year’s Resolution, consider CLEAR the Project’s free self-growth workshop for people living with HIV. You can check in with your CLEAR counselor each week to keep track of your progress throughout the year. For more information contact Brandon, 515-248-1584 and schedule an intake session.


Free HIV, STI Testing Now Available In Ames

Primary Health Care’s Story County clinic in Ames now offers free and confidential rapid HIV and STI screening.

Get Tested For:

TestingFAQHIV – 1 Minute INSTI HIV tests.

Syphilis –  blood draw (results in as little as 5 business days.)

Chlamydia –  urine test, throat and/or rectal swab (depending on the type of sex). results in as little as 5 business days.

Gonorrhea – urine test, throat and/or rectal swab (depending on the type of sex). results in as little as 5 business days.

Ames Testing

33510 Lincoln Way Ames, Iowa 50014 | Phone: (515) 232-0628 | Clinic Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

You do not need to be a patient of Primary Health Care.

The test is FREE.

No insurance information required!

Walk-ins are welcomed between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday.

No appointments needed!