Equitas Health

HIV/STI Testing at King-Lincoln Medical Center

Project INK is now providing testing hours at Equitas Health’s office in the King-Lincoln District.

Tuesdays from 12p-4:30pm and Wednesdays from 12p-6p you can stop in to 750 E Long St, Suite 3000, and receive your FREE HIV test result. You can also get tested for Gonorrhea/Chlamydia (urine), and Syphilis (blood draw). The results for the STI tests are available between 7-10 days with Columbus Public Health. If you test reactive for any STIs, Columbus Public Health will call you with the results and recommendations for treatment. If you don’t hear from them within 10 days, your tests came back as negative.

We can also provide treatment for Gonorrhea/Chlamydia and Syphilis, if you are experiencing symptoms or have a known exposure. This service is FREE! Make sure to bring a photo ID and if you have an insurance card. If no insurance, that is okay too! You won’t be charged anything either way!

If you test reactive for HIV, a second test will be provided immediately, and if both results are positive you will be linked to medical services that day!

If your test for HIV is negative, Equitas Health can provide you with an appointment to come back and start PrEP. PrEP is a once-a-day pill designed to reduce getting HIV. Studies have shown PrEP to be 92-99% effective in reducing the risk of HIV.

What are you waiting for? Come get tested and learn what you can do to stay healthy!

Project INK at AWOL Bar

Did you know there is a place where you can dance the night away in your jock strap or fetish gear?

We didn’t either, until we started to team up with AWOL Bar to provide FREE HIV testing.

On the 1st Saturday of each month AWOL Bar presents Code: Jock from 10pm-2am.

This event is complete with their own “clothes check” so you can wear your favorite jock strap or gear on the dance floor. The barracks at AWOL Bar has become one of Columbus’s hottest dance floor.

Project INK provides HIV testing and PrEP referrals until 1am during this event. Find a person wearing an Equitas Health or Project INK tshirt and we can point you in the right direction to take control of your sexual health! We hope to see you out on the dance floor and visiting us when you need a moment to rest!