HIV is treatable, but it’s important to know your HIV status for the sake of your health and that of your partners. HIV testing is quick and painless. Watch this video to learn more.
First Choice Health Centers’ providers are available to test for HIV, to help those who have been diagnosed HIV+ manage their treatment, and to prescribe PrEP, a daily pill for people who don’t have HIV to help prevent HIV infection.
To make an appointment, call: 860-528-1359 or 860-610-6300 (Dedicated line for LGBTQ+ Health Services)
First Choice is proud to serve the LGBTQ+ Community at our new location: 809 Main Street, First Floor East Hartford CT 06108.
Our knowledgeable team will work with you to ensure your health and comfort:
Lorena Polo,MD – Infectious Disease/Internal Medicine
Jacqueline Jordan,PA-C – Primary Care
What We Do:
-Preventative care such as routine physicals
-Comprehensive testing for sexually transmitted infections including throat and rectal tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia
-PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV)
-PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV)
-Anal pap tests for people at high risk for anal cancer
-Hepatitis C treatment
-Gender-affirming hormone therapy
-Cervical cancer screening
-Breast cancer screening
As a Federally Qualified Health Center, we treat every patient with compassion and kindness regardless of ability to pay.
Did you know that PrEP and PEP, medications designed to reduce the risk of getting HIV, are free to people with HUSKY Health insurance (Connecticut’s Medicaid program)? There are also programs that help the uninsured get free access so don’t let the cost stop you from protecting yourself.