Health Screenings

Having regular health screenings are a part of a complete health plan. If one is at risk for HIV, AIDS, or Hepatitis C, Coordinated Youth and Human Services can provide free screenings.

Blood vialsWho is at Risk?

  • Anyone having unprotected sex (oral, anal, or vaginal)
  • Any male who has ever had sex with another male
  • Anyone who has had multiple sexual partners in the past
  • Anyone who has injected drugs or steroids, or shared needles, syringes, water, or other equipment

Any individual who meets one of the above risk factors should be tested today!

Call (618) 877-5110 to schedule an appointment or simply walk-in Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

HIV, HepC, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia Testing

Coordinated Youth and Human Services offers:

  • FREE walk-in testing Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Rapid ELISA testing so that clients receive test results in twenty minutes
  • Gonorrhea and chlamydia (urine sample) results take about a week.

If a positive test result is received, a duplicate test will be conducted to confirm the results and a counselor will meet with the patient during the visit. Once the results are confirmed in about ten days, the patient will be linked to treatment immediately.

If the result is negative, one needs to make sure that there are no sex or needle sharing partners that one should be concerned with in the past three months. Both HIV and Hepatitis C have a “window period” for testing, meaning that it takes the body at least three months to build antibodies for Hepatitis and HIV. If there is a partner in the past three months that one is concerned with, abstain from sharing needles and use condoms 100% of the time over the next three months and then get re-tested for an accurate result.