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NEXT TEST
Test site locations & dates
7/7/2015
Men's Day Exclusive - 240 tickets
Third Ward Multi-Service Center
3611 Ennis Street | Doors Open 8:00AM

7/8 -7/10/2015
Houston youth and young adults - First come, first served - 240 tickets each day
Third Ward Multi-Service Center
3611 Ennis Street - Doors Open Daily 8:00AM
SERVICES OFFERED  
HIV When someone gets HIV, the body”s immune system makes antibodies to try to fight the infection. Most HIV tests available today test for HIV antibodies. If HIV antibodies are present, it means that a person is infected with HIV. A rapid HIV test using blood will be performed. The rapid HIV test being done at the Houston Hits Home testing events will require a blood sample to be drawn. Your test results will be available the same day you test.
SYPHILIS The test is looking for presence of Treponema pallidum, the bacterium that causes syphilis. Syphilis is an infectious disease that is most often spread by sexual contact, such as through direct contact with a syphilis sore (chancre). It is easily treated but can cause severe health problems if left untreated. The syphilis test being done at the Houston Hits Home testing events will require a blood sample to be drawn. Your test results will be available the same day you test.
HEPATITIS C Hepatitis C tests are used to detect and diagnose an infection and/or to monitor the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV). Tests are used to detect the condition if a person:
  • Has been exposed to someone with HCV Participates in high risk behaviors such as injecting street drugs
  • Born between 1945 – 1965

Most people newly infected with HCV have no symptoms or ones that are so mild that they rarely prompt a person to visit a doctor and get tested for HCV. However, about 10-20% of people may experience symptoms such as fatigue, pain in the abdominal area, decreased appetite, and jaundice and may be tested for HCV. Your test results will be available the same day you test.

 

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