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Tag: Free HIV Testing

7
Jan

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!

28
Sep

Here’s What’s Up: Week of September 28th

It is the last week of September, it seemed like the month just flew by.

Last Saturday’s mobile testing event was a success.  We’ve provided 32 rapid HIV test.  We want to thank The Blazing Saddle, The Garden Nightclub, and other businesses in the East Village for their support.


Free HIV/STI Testing

This week’s testing clinic schedule is as follows:

Primary Health Care – Des Moines (1200 University Avenue)

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 – 2:00 pm

Primary Health Care – Ames Clinic (3510 Lincoln Way)

  • Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (HIV test only, no STI screening available at this time. No appointments needed.)

LOL – Live Out Loud 2015

Sunday, November 8 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. (Doors open @ 6:30)

 Wooly’s (504 E Locust St, East Village)

Enjoy live music and exclusive performances from Des Moines’ best entertainers.
Spend your Sunday evening with The Project and celebrate nearly 3 decades of the community coming together to improve the lives of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Purchase your tickets today by filling out the form below. 

14
Sep

Here’s What’s Up: Week of September 14th.

Back to your regularly scheduled blog post.  Here’s What’s Up took a break last week due to the Labor Day holiday, but we are back now!

It is the third week of September and it is Rosh Hashanah (or the Jewish New Year).  The day is said to be the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, the first man and woman.

We just a few reminders:

Free HIV/STI Testing

Testing hours for Primary Health Care – Des Moines (1200 University Avenue)

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 – 2:00 pm

We are testing at our Primary Health Care’s Ames clinic on Thursday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

As always, you can schedule your appointment at projecthim.org/free-testing.


 

Client Picnic at Union Park

It is The Project’s annual Client Picnic this Friday, September 18th, starting at 5:30 pm.  Bring your family and join the Project’s staff, volunteers, and clients for a fun evening full of games, prizes, and carousel rides.  Food will be provided.

Confirm your attendance by calling 515-248-1595.

Transportation can be provided. Just let us know when you confirm you RSVP.


 

Live Out Loud 2015

You can purchase now your tickets for Live Out Loud 2015!

24
Aug

Here’s What’s Up: Week of August 24th

It is Monday, and for many it’s the start of a new school year.  That also means that our Project HIM crew here at The Project of Primary Health Care will be embarking on another campus tour.  More details on this in the coming weeks.

We are excited to announce that we are working on providing HIV/STI testing at locations throughout the Des Moines metro, utilizing The Project’s van.  We’re still in the process of figuring out the logistics, but be sure to be on the look-out for our Mobile Testing Van (MTV) (Yup! That’s what we’re going to call it. I just decided.) sometime this fall.  Be sure to follow us on Twitter to get updates on our MTV’s location, testing time, and wait time.

In the meantime, our regular testing hours are as follows:

Testing hours for Primary Health Care – University Ave. clinic

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 – 2:00 pm

Testing hours for Primary Health Care – Ames clinic

  • Every 3rd Thursdays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Reserve your spot on our online scheduler.  Select Primary Health Care – Ames for “Location”.

Schedule your free HIV/STI test here or call 515-248-1595.

17
Aug

Here’s What’s Up: Week of August 17th

Happy Monday from everyone here at Project HIM.  We’ve received a few questions concerning our recent post about the Determine™ HIV test.  We are happy to answer your questions submitted through our Facebook page, Twitter, or in the comment section.  Keep your questions coming.

Here’s what’s up for us this week.

Free HIV/STI Testing clinic.

Testing hours for Primary Health Care – University Ave. clinic

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 – 2:00 pm

Testing hours for Primary Health Care – Ames clinic 

  • Every 3rd Thursdays (August 20th) 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Reserve your spot on our online scheduler.  Select Primary Health Care – Ames for “Location”.

Schedule your free HIV/STI test here or call 515-248-1595.


Become a Community Health Educator.

Project HIM’s volunteer peer advocate program, the Street Team, is now the Community Health Educators. Under this new program, volunteers will gain valuable experience while helping in our mission to stop the spread of HIV in Iowa. We provide our volunteers with the education and training needed to serve at-risk population without shaming and free of stigma.

Community Health Educators will help promote a better understanding of HIV – in prevention, in treatment, and in linkage to care – that enriches the lives of the community they serve.

Check out our Volunteer page for ways you can be involved.

 


Let’s Focus On You!

Looking to make changes? CLEAR can help. CLEAR is a free counseling workshop for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, as well as their partners.

For more information, visit our CLEAR page or call Brandon at 515-248-1584.

 

11
Aug

Know Your Status Sooner

We now offer the Determine™ HIV test, the first rapid test that detects both HIV-1/2 antibodies and the HIV-1 p24 antigen earlier than 2nd and 3rd generation antibody-only tests.

HIV-1 p24 antigen can appear just 12-26 days after infection. HIV-1/2 antibodies first appear significantly later – 20 to 45 days after infection. It enables health care providers to diagnose HIV infection earlier allowing individuals to seek medical care sooner.

What else should you know?

  • It is CLIA waived for fingerstick whole blood.
  • Results in just 20 minutes, which means your appointment shouldn’t last more than 30 minutes.
  • It is reliable: Proved 99.9% overall clinical sensitivity for all sample types.

(Source)

 Click here to schedule your appointment.

10
Aug

Here’s What’s Up: Week of August 10th

Happy Monday! The Iowa State Fair starts this Thursday. With plenty of out of towner’s visiting the fair, there are plenty of opportunities to connect. Make sure that your HIV/STI status is up to date.

Free HIV/STI Testing clinic.

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 – 2:00 pm

Schedule your free HIV/STI test here or call 515-248-1595.


 

Clinic VisitsNational Health Center Week is August 9th – 15th.

Join Primary Health Care in their campaign to raise awareness on the importance of health centers. The Why Health Centers Matter campaign will run the entire week on PHC’s Facebook page. It will feature fun facts, statistics, and testimonials that highlights the difference health centers, such as Primary Health Care, make in the lives of the people in the community they serve.

Be sure to LIKE Primary Health Care on Facebook and SHARE  their posts.

 


Periscope and SnapchatFollow Project HIM on social media!

Add @Project_HIM on Snapchat and Periscope to get exclusive content and live streaming from our events!

 

 

7
Jan

Project HIM Returns To Ames

FREE & CONFIDENTIAL HIV|STD SCREENING

Primary Health Care Ames clinic – 3510 Lincoln Way

Every month starting January 15, 2015. (And every 3rd Thursday thereafter).

From 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Schedule an appointment here!

Project HIM will provide confidential and free HIV and STD screening at Primary Health Care’s new clinic in Ames, Iowa. Starting January 15th, 2015, (and every 3rd Thursday thereafter), you may request a free screening for the following sexually transmitted diseases/infections: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, and HIV. Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about HIV testing.

The free testing clinic will be available from 10am – 2pm, And the clinic is located at 3510 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50014. Walk-ins are welcomed, but to guarantee a spot and minimal wait time, you may schedule your visit on our calendar. Just select “Primary Health Care – Ames” for the location.

Don’t Know What Test To Get? – Check out the chart below:

Testing Guide_Web

Are you ready to schedule your appointment?

Click here to be directed to our online calendar.