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Prevent, Test and Treat

STDs and HIV

Our NEVHC health centers offer free or low-cost STD and HIV testing, treatment and prevention services for you and your partner(s). You can count on our caring health care team to prioritize your sexual health by providing convenient and confidential STD and HIV services.

(818) 923-9160

Sexual Health Hotline

STD and HIV Services

Prevent, test and treat STDs and HIV with the sexual health services at NEVHC’s health centers in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys.

STD/HIV Testing

Testing for STDs/HIV is quick and usually only requires a urine or blood sample.

STD/HIV Treatment

If you test positive for STDs/HIV, treatment is available for you and your partner(s).

STD/HIV Prevention

Preventive resources like condoms, PrEP & PEP are available at our health centers.

Sex Education

Our health educators can answer your questions about safe sex practices and STDs/HIV.

Explore more of our STD and HIV services

Testing for STDs and HIV is an easy and confidential process at NEVHC health centers. We offer full panel STD testing for STDs like gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis and others, as well as rapid HIV testing. Testing and treatment for your partner(s) is also available.

Testing for STDs and HIV is available at each of our 15 health centers. To find your nearest NEVHC health center, click here.

 

To avoid wait times, make an appointment ahead of time by calling our sexual health hotline: (818) 923-9160

We offer free or low-cost STDsI/HIV testing. Many insurance plans cover testing for STDs and HIV.

 

You will not be turned away if you are currently uninsured.

Testing at our health centers is quick and easy. Testing usually only requires a urine or blood sample. We offer rapid HIV testing and full panel STD testing.

 

You can expect to receive your results within a couple of days. If you are a patient of NEVHC you can view your test results on your patient portal. To log-in to your patient portal click here.

If you test positive for an STD or HIV you will receive a call from our health care staff to discuss your results and next steps.  All STDs are treatable and most can be cured.  At NEVHC we offer treatment for you and your partner(s) and will provide the guidance and support to treat or manage an STD or HIV diagnosis.

We offer confidential and reliable HIV prevention services at all of our health centers. Our team of health care providers and pharmacists will work together to ensure that your prevention plan is right for you. Our preventive services are available to anyone, even if you are not currently enrolled in health coverage.

PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) involves taking one pill daily to prevent HIV. When taken as directed, PrEP is up to 99% effective in helping individuals stay HIV negative. 

 

Please note,  PrEP only provides protection from HIV and condoms should still be used to prevent the spread of STDs.

 

Our medical professionals will help answer all of your PrEP questions and get you started on PrEP if it is right for you.

PrEP might be right for you if you are HIV negative and are at high risk of being exposed to HIV.

 

You are considered high risk for HIV exposure if: 

  • • you have an HIV positive parnter(s)
  • • you don’t always use condoms
  • • you have been exposed to an STD in the last 6 months
  • • you use needles or syringes to inject drugs
  • • you have been prescribed PEP in past and engage in high risk sexual behavior

 

If you have more questions about PrEP or believe it is right for you please call our Sexual Health Hotline: (818) 923-9160

Many insurance plans cover the cost of PrEP. There are also many health programs that provide PrEP for free or at a reduced cost. Many of our patients end up paying very little or nothing at all for PrEP.

 

Please note, you will not be turned away if you are currently uninsured. Our certified enrollment counselors will help you explore your coverage options and will help you enroll in a health plan or program to help cover your PrEP costs. To explore your health coverage options click here.

A prescription is required to start PrEP.  Our health care providers will talk with you about your sexual health history to figure out if PrEP is right for you. It is important that you are honest so that they can better help you.

PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) is medication that is taken to prevent HIV after a potential exposure.  

PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) involves taking medicine to prevent HIV after a potential exposure.  

 

PEP is for emergency situations and should be taken within 72 hours of being exposed or possibly being exposed to HIV or within 2 hours after a needlestick. If you are prescribed PEP you will have to take it daily for 28 days.

PEP should be taken by individuals who believe they have been recently exposed to HIV.

 

Potential exposure to HIV may occur in the following instances:

  • • during sex if a condom broke or was not used
  • • through sharing contaminated needles or syringes or after a needlestick
  • • sexual assault

If you believe you have been exposed to HIV you should speak to a medical professional at NEVHC as soon as possible.

 

Please note: if you believe you were exposed to HIV on Friday or Saturday night it is best to visit an emergency room or urgent care to get started on PEP.

 

To speak to a health care professional now please call our Sexual Health Hotline: (818) 923-9160

Questions?

Our health educators are here to help. Request for more information or submit your question and we’ll get back to you within 24 hrs.

Schedule an Appointment

When you call our Sexual Health Hotline, a health educator can help you schedule an appointment and answer your questions.

(818) 923-9160

Sexual Health Hotline

Monday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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