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Bronx Knows

The Bronx Knows is a three-year, large-scale public health initiative launched on June 27, 2008 to increase voluntary HIV testing so that every Bronx resident learns his or her HIV status and has access to quality care and prevention.

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The Bronx Knows HIV Testing Initiative

HIV Testing Sites and Services

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WHAT

What is The Bronx Knows HIV Testing Initiative?

The goal of The Bronx Knows HIV Testing Initiative is to increase HIV testing, so that every Bronx resident learns his or her HIV status and has access to quality care and prevention services.

GOAL 1: Test every Bronx resident for HIV who has never been tested.

GOAL 2: Identify undiagnosed HIV-positive persons in the Bronx and link them to care.

Who is being tested?
  • Bronx residents who have never been tested or who has not been tested in the last 12 months.  
  • Persons who have ongoing risk. They should be tested at least annually.
Who is doing the testing?

Colleges and universities, community-based organizations, community health centers, correctional facilities, NYC Department of Health STD and TB clinics, faith-based organizations, and hospitals.

Who is organizing the initiative?

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has teamed up with community and faith-based organizations, hospitals, and community health centers in the Bronx to carry out this initiative.

 

WHY

Why is the initiative beginning in the Bronx?

The Initiative started in the Bronx because of logistical and epidemiological reasons. The Bronx is known for having great collaborative relationships between community organizations and medical providers.

New York City has one of the highest HIV rates in the United States. The Bronx has been hit especially hard.

  • In 2005, an estimated 250,000 Bronx residents aged 18–64 had never been tested for HIV.
  • About one in four people with HIV do not know they are infected.
  • Finding out you have HIV early means earlier access to available treatment and prevention services before the disease progresses.
  • One out of every four people that find out they are HIV-positive also find out they have full-blown AIDS at the same time.

HOW

How can you get involved? 
Know your HIV status? Text: Your Zip Code to KnowIT or 566948 to find HIV test centers near you www.hivtest.org

Get tested!
To find out where you can get tested, see the list of testing sites above or call 311 for help locating the site closest to you.

Remember to tell your friends and family to get tested too!

Remember these ABCs to help prevent HIV transmission:

A = Abstain— don't just do it. Be sure you are ready to deal with the responsibilities that come along with having sex.

B= Be Faithful (if you have sex)

C= Condoms- if you are going to have sex, be sure to use a condom every single time.

Never share needles if you inject drugs. Use a new, sterile needle and "works" every time.

For information on how to get help, call 311.

This list is updated regularly.

Bronx testing sites interested in being included on this list should e-mail:bronxtesting@health.nyc.gov.