The stigma surrounding sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) prevents many people from taking the first step and getting themselves tested. But if you’re sexually active, getting tested isn’t optional -- if an STI is detected early as a result of your test, it can make all the difference, and even save your life.
Knowledge is the first step to a healthy you, so don’t let stigma get in your way. You can access testing in a welcoming environment without judgment at Allies -- your trust is important to us, and your experience with our team will always be compassionate, friendly, comprehensive, and judgment-free.
Allies for Health + Wellbeing is committed to removing any obstacles you face to getting tested, and we make checking your results as easy as possible. If you’re ready to get tested, schedule an appointment with us; if you’re waiting for your results, check your Patient Portal or give us a call at .
When you come in for testing at Allies for Health + Wellbeing, one of our Health Advocates will engage you in a conversation about your personal risk factors and which test(s) make the most sense for you. You will also meet with one of our providers for a brief exam. With all our testing, a supportive Allies Health Advocate will talk with you about your results and any concerns you may have, and we will offer treatment if it is needed.
We offer the following types of STI tests:
If you test positive for any of these infections, or if you are clearly showing symptoms, we can begin treating you right away. We can also refer you to other treatment providers if you prefer. Hepatitis C, gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis can all be cured with medication. HIV is treatable and manageable, and our staff talk you through your diagnosis.
Testing is available at our office at:
5913 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh PA, 15206
Walk-in testing is available on Sunday mornings from 9 to 11:15 a.m. and Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4:15 p.m.
Testing is available by appointment during our clinic hours:
Mon 08:30 am - 03:30 pm
Tue 08:30 am - 06:30 pm
Wed 08:30 am - 06:30 pm
Thu 08:30 am - 06:30 pm
Fri 08:30 am - 03:30 pm
Lab results from a urine test for gonorrhea and chlamydia are usually available within three to five days of testing, while. Syphilis test results take about 15 minutes. Our HIV and hepatitis C tests usually take just 20 minutes to produce a negative or positive result.
STI stands for sexually transmitted infections, which are passed from one person to another through intimate (skin-to-skin) physical contact and from sexual activity including vaginal, oral, and anal sex. STIs are very common and usually treatable.
You may not have any symptoms, but early detection and treatment is important, so get tested if you have engaged in unprotected (no condom) sexual activity.
Yes! Each STI has a different treatment, ranging from antibiotics to long-term prescribed medications. The good news is that each can be treated, and most cured. Identifying which STI, if any, you are at risk of is the first step to treatment. If you test positive in our clinic, we’ll gladly discuss next steps with you and stand with you at every step.