June 15, 2012 – HIV & STD OUTREACH TESTING KIT – DETROIT
Undiagnosed STD’s statistically increase the chance of infection with each exposure. At this time there is an STD prevalence rate of 3%. This prevalence can be drastically reduced with proper diagnosis and treatment. Wherever there are high levels of unemployment, there are high levels of medically uninsured persons. Without the means to get tested, many sexually active adults may have been exposed to STD’s without their knowledge.
The targeted outreach method of field screening identifies infections that are not being seen in the clinical setting. Because these infections are identified, all of the clients diagnosed are able to be treated; making an impact on the overall health of the community.
The funds for this project will provide one field testing kit as well as all the materials required to fill one kit for HIV & STD screening. This refillable kit will allow 100 people to get screened for multiple infections. By finding and treating STD’s, the population’s chance of infection is statistically reduced with each sexual encounter.