DONUT KNOW YOUR STATUS?
Promise Community Health Center has a standard of care to screen patients regularly for sexually transmitted diseases. Promise is partnering with the Iowa Primary Care Association to help educate the public and promote early detection and treatment of HIV, HCV, & STI’s with the “Donut Stress, Just Test” campaign.
The Donut Stress, Just Test! campaign was launched by the Iowa Primary Care Association in an effort to promote early detection and treatment of HIV, Hepatitis C (HCV), and STIs. The campaign aims to raise awareness of CDC screening and testing recommendations among patients and community health center staff, while also reducing stigmas and slowing the spread of HIV, HCV, and STIs in Iowa.
- HIV: The CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once in their lifetime as part of routine screening, regardless of risk factors.
- Hepatitis C (HCV): The CDC recommends that everyone over the age of 18 be screened at least once in a lifetime regardless of risk factors.
- Chlamydia/Gonorrhea: All sexually active females* less than 25 years of age should be screened once per year. *It is strongly recommended that all sexually active males are screened as well.