M4M HIV/STD Prevention & Testing


Resource Center is committed to decreasing the rate of HIV and STDs in our community. More than 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV infection, and almost 1 in 5 (18.1%) are unaware of their infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (link).

The Center’s highly-trained staff are experts in HIV and STD testing. Our clinic and prevention teams provide testing and prevention counseling to at-risk and other populations through a variety of testing services, including outreach activities throughout the North Texas area. Please note: Once maximum clinic volume has been reached each day, drop-in testing cannot be guaranteed same-day service during regular testing hours. Appointments are available during the times specified below.

Resource Center Nelson-Tebedo Clinic

4012 Cedar Springs Road
Dallas, TX 75219  Click for map
Testing Hotline: 214-393-3700
Phone: 214-528-2336, Fax: 214-528-8436

Transit: Cedar Springs @ Throckmorton - S - NS
The following city bus route has a stop within one block of the clinic: #39.
The following city bus routes have stops within 4-6 blocks of the clinic: #29, #31, #409.
Please check www.dart.org or call 214-979-1111 for current information.

Clinic Testing Hours:

Day of the Week By Appointment Drop-In Hours*
Monday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. none
Tuesday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. none
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. none
Thursday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday closed none

*Drop-In Testing Hours: The Clinic will close to drop-in clients once maximum clinic volume has been reached each day. Therefore, we may close before the posted time in that instance. To increase the likelihood that you will be seen, please arrive early during drop-in testing hours.

In 2010, gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) accounted for 63% of estimated new HIV infections in the United States and 78% of infections among all newly infected men. From 2008 to 2010, new HIV infections increased 22% among young (aged 13-24) MSM and 12% among MSM overall (link).

Tests and Fees:

HIV
Anonymous Rapid HIV Antibody Screening* - $90
Results in 30 minutes.

Confidential One-Minute Rapid HIV Antibody and Early Detection Screening with a syphilis test* - FREE

Focusing on men who have sex with men, this free screening includes the following:

Rapid HIV antibody (detects HIV after 3 months); Early detection HIV RNA test (detects HIV after 10 days) and a syphilis test.

Results for the early detection HIV RNA test or confirmatory HIV-positive antibody test and syphilis test available in 7 business days.

*An HIV test requires a blood draw. Resource Center Clinic does not offer confidential HIV oral-based (mouth swab) testing at this time.

Note: Anonymous testing collects no personal identifying information. Confidential testing collects your name and contact information and are protected by state and Federal privacy laws. Anonymous testing offered only for HIV screening.

Gonorrhea/Chlamydia
Screening and/or testing $40. Treatment, if required $40
Info links: Gonorrhea  Chlamydia

Hepatitis
Screening for Hepatitis A/B/C $120
Individual Hepatitis testing available at $40 per test.
Treatment not offered. Please see your primary care physician or other health care provider if your presumptive test is positive.
Info links: Hepatitis

Herpes
Screening and presumptive testing $90
Treatment not offered. Please see your primary care physician or other health care provider if your presumptive test is positive.
Info links: Herpes

Syphilis
Currently offering FREE Syphilis testing.
Low-cost treatment available if required $40
Info links: Syphilis and gay men

HPV (Human papillomavirus)
Resource Center Nelson-Tebedo Clinic does not test or treat HPV. Please make an appointment with your primary care physician.
Info links: HPV general facts;    HPV and gay men

 

What is HIV?

HIV - Human Immunodeficiency Virus
AIDS - Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. It is transmitted through blood and other bodily fluids such as semen and breast milk. If you have unprotected sex, use intravenous drugs or share needles, you are at a higher risk of contracting HIV. Pregnant women can also pass the HIV virus to their babies.

Tests screen for HIV antibodies in your body. If you have contracted the HIV virus, your body will produce antibodies in an attempt to fight it off. Most people develop these antibodies within 3 to 6 months of infection.

If the test finds these antibodies, you definitely have HIV. If you take an HIV test earlier than 3 months after exposure to the virus, you might get an unclear test result - because you may not have developed the HIV antibodies yet. That's why it's important to get tested more than once if you feel you may have been exposed to HIV.

Helpful Information:  Centers for Disease Control (CDC);   AIDS InfoNet – Fact sheets

 

What is a STD?

Sexually transmitted diseases (also known as STDs — or STIs for "sexually transmitted infections") are infectious diseases that spread from person to person through intimate contact. STDs can affect men and women of all ages and backgrounds who are having sex — it doesn't matter if they're gay or straight.

STDs are more than just an embarrassment. They're a serious health problem. If left untreated, some STDs can cause permanent damage such as infertility and even death. If you have sex, you may contract an STD, along with subtle or noticeable STD symptoms. Straight or gay, married or single, you're vulnerable to STDs and STD symptoms, whether you engage in oral, anal or vaginal sex.

Helpful information:  Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

 

Who is at risk of getting an STD?

If you're having unprotected sex, you are at risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease. There are many different types of STDs, all with their own symptoms and signs - and many show no symptoms at all. That's why it's important to be tested regularly for STD infections if you have unprotected sex, especially if you have many partners.

Helpful Information:   Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

 

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