By Airam Thurman, Outreach Coordinator
Let’s say you think you have symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection (STI), but you don’t have any money or insurance. What do you do? In some places this may be a barrier to care, but not at Mary’s Center.
No Barriers to Comprehensive Care
Our compassionate Sexual Health team provides testing, prevention, and treatment in a confidential, safe, and inclusive environment.
All you need to do is give us a call, go through a brief screening, and then we’ll tell you when to come to the clinic. No insurance needed, and no money needed. We put your health in your hands so you have the power.
Easy Access to HIV Prevention
We’ve made it as easy as possible for you to get access to PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), a pill you can take once a day to prevent HIV. All you need to do is contact us, talk to our PrEP coordinator, and we can put PrEP in your hands within 24 hours.
PrEP is over 92% effective in preventing HIV when taken every day, and anyone can use it regardless of their sexual identity (male, female, transgender, non-binary, etc.) and sexual orientation (heterosexual, bisexual, gay, etc.). It can also be used by people who inject drugs and pregnant women.
Is PrEP Right For You?
Take this quick quiz:
- Are you sexually active?
- Have you ever had sex without a condom?
- Have you or your partner(s) had an STI in the past year?
- Do you participate in anal intercourse?
- Are you in a relationship with an HIV+ partner?
If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, you may be a good candidate.
Contact Mary’s Center Today
Our team is available to discuss any of your sexual health concerns, including STI testing or PrEP. Call today to speak with a Mary’s Center Sexual Health Coordinator: 202-699-2163 (English) or 202-744-1971 (Spanish). You can also reach our HIV Care Navigation team at BeSafeBeSure@maryscenter.org.
Learn more about Mary’s Center’s sexual health services here.
WATCH: Airam Thurman, Outreach Coordinator, explains how Mary’s Center empowers our community through access to care: