Anyone can get HIV and other STDs, but LGBT individuals may be at increased risk. Gay and bisexual men of all races continue to be a risk group severely affected by HIV; transgender communities are estimated to have HIV infection rates ranging from 14 – 69%; and STDs such as herpes and Chlamydia are just as common among lesbians as other women. No sexual activity is 100% safe, but you can protect yourself if you’re sexually active by using protection properly and consistently, getting tested regularly for HIV and STDs, and communicating with your partner(s).
AIDS Care offers free HIV testing for everyone. For more information click here.
They also offer free testing for Syphilis, Gonorrhea & Chlamydia too Tuesday 9am-7pm for men who have sex with men and high risk women. For more information click here.
To view a complete listing of all 31 Ways in 31 Days, visit our 31 Ways page.
For more information about events going on during LGBT Health Month in the Rochester area, visit our online calendar of events.