Getting yourself tested is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health. If not treated, STDs can lead to serious health issues.
Quick and Easy
Rapid HIV tests can provide results in 20 minutes from just a swab in the mouth. For other tests, you just have to urinate in a cup. No needles necessary.
Most are Treatable!
Most STDs, including HIV, are treatable, and many are curable. The sooner you know your status, the sooner you can get treated.
Why Get Tested?
Everyone deserves a sex life that is safe and healthy. Many sexually active people may not realize that getting tested is part of basic preventive health care and can actually improve their sex lives.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are passed from one person to another during sexual contact. They often do not cause symptoms. STIs are very common—more than half of us will get one at some point in our lives.
The good news is we can protect ourselves and each other from STIs.
Planned Parenthood of New York City has health centers in all five boroughs. PPNYC provides high-quality sexual and reproductive health care to everyone who walks through our doors, regardless of their age, immigration status, or ability to pay. Care. No matter what.