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EAC offers free, quick HIV and Hepatitis C screenings with results in 20 minutes or less. We also offer limited screenings for other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) including Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia.
Over-the-counter test for HIV antibodies in oral fluid found by swabbing the gum line
Identifies HIV antibodies or antigens by taking a small sample of blood from your finger. Most give results in 20 minutes, but some are as quick as 60 seconds
Draws blood from a vein
Detects: antibodies, antigens, and nucleic acids to test how much of the virus is in the blood
A sample of urine is used to detect bacterial STDs including Gonorrhea and Chlamydia.
EAC offers the following screenings:
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. The virus attacks cells that help the body fight infection, making a person more vulnerable to other diseases.
HIV is spread by contact with specific bodily fluids. The most common ways HIV is spread are during unprotected sex (sex without a condom) or through sharing injection drug equipment.
Common types of screenings for HIV:
*Self-Testing for HIV is also available as an Oral Swab sent directly to your home
Hepatitis C is an infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver and leads to inflammation. The virus is spread by contact with contaminated blood. For example, from sharing needles or from unsterilized tattoo equipment.
Most people have no symptoms. Those who do develop symptoms may have fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, and yellowing of the eyes and skin. If untreated, hepatitis C can cause cirrhosis of the liver or cancer.
Common types of screenings for Hep C:
STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) are very common. Millions of new cases occur every year in the US.
STDs are passed from one person to another through sexual activity including vaginal, oral, and anal sex. They may also be passed from one person to another through intimate physical contact, such as heavy petting, though this is not very common.
Common types of screenings for STDs:
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