If you have had unprotected sex (anal, vaginal or oral) you may be at risk for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. Some sexually transmitted infections (like herpes, HPV, and Syphilis) can be spread by skin to skin contact, even when condoms or dental dams are used. If you have shared injection drug equipment (needles, syringes, cotton, cookers, tourniquets, etc.) to use any drug, you are at risk for HIV and Hepatitis C.
Most people infected with HIV or Hepatitis C do not have any signs or symptoms until many years after infection. Also, 50% or more of the people infected with other sexually transmitted infections have no signs or symptoms of infection.
Even though they do not have signs or symptoms, people infected with HIV, other sexually transmitted infections or Hepatitis can pass the infection to others.
There are a number of ways you can be tested for HIV at our free, anonymous and confidential testing sites. Some tests can even provide you with same day results. The most important thing is to be tested – it is the only way to know your status.
Our free and confidential STD screening and treatment services include testing for all major STDs. Our staff will answer any questions you may have about your sexual health. The most important thing is to be tested – it is the only way to know your status.
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Co-County Wellness Services improves public health through service, education, and advocacy in the PA counties of Berks and Schuylkill. We provide free case case management, HIV medication education; HIV and STD Counseling and Testing; prevention interventions and lead a teen pregnancy prevention initiative Berks Teens Matter.
Thank you for considering a donation to Co-County Wellness Services, a community based 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Your financial donation is tax deductible and it enables CCWS to continue providing service, education, and advocacy for the public health.