Late testing night every Tuesday – Gay men’s wellness 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month.
CLASS provides free care to gay, bisexual, and people of trans experience with testing for HIV, Syphilis, and Hepatitis C along with screenings for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. PrEP is available through the wellness clinic for patients with private insurance or Medicaid. Don’t have insurance? CLASS is a certified Medicaid application agency, and we can help you complete the enrollment process to determine if you qualify.
Over the years, medical advancements have provided many tools to ensure that people living with HIV have an average life expectancy and that people who are HIV negative remain so.
We believe people are equally human, and by reducing stigma and discrimination we can further our goal to promote a healthy society and community.
HIV AND AIDS
AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is caused by a virus called HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). The Virus attacks the body’s immune system, and as a result, the person with AIDS can’t fight off other diseases. There are three major modes of transmission that can result in the spread of HIV:
- Unprotected sex with an infected person.
- Sharing IV drug needles and works.
- Prenatal Transmission
HEALTHY LIVING WITH HIV
Knowing your HIV status and accessing medical care or supportive services are the keys to living a normal life. Being in medical care helps you live a healthier life and makes it far less likely that you will transmit HIV to others.
PREVENTION SERVICES & TESTING
CLASS provides free, confidential or anonymous testing for HIV, Syphilis, and Hepatitis C and screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea by trained personnel. Test results are available within 20 minutes, and no appointments are necessary. All information is kept strictly confidential.
Free condoms are available at 52 sites throughout Alexandria and Pineville including convenience stores, barbers, gift shops, etc.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
The CLASS staff and volunteers are trained to present informative seminars to groups and organizations. We provide these services at no cost to any group, organization, school, club, or business. Together, our case managers and staff help clients lead healthier, happier lives by keeping their minds and bodies well. CLASS offers a wide variety of videos and printed materials. All materials are available to any interested party free of charge.
PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. PrEP is a method used to protect your body from potential foreign threats using different medications and preventive practices. This particular PrEP program is the first designed to protect our bodies from the HIV virus. The pill, Truvada, is the current powerhouse of PrEP. This pill, if taken once daily, acts as a defense mechanism against HIV. Truvada protects your immune system so the HIV virus can no longer infect you. Some doctors may not know much about the PrEP and the process. Our expert staff are available to assist.
GBT WELLNESS CENTER
We provide care to gay, bisexual, and trans people with testing for HIV, Syphilis, and Hepatitis C along with screenings for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. We believe people are equally human and reducing stigma and discrimination promote a healthy society. Over the years, medical advancements have provided many tools to ensure that people living with HIV have an average life expectancy and that people who are HIV negative remain so.
Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday
8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
8:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Please arrive within 30 minutes of closing.