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HIV Testing

New Orleans Community Resource Guides via Common Ground Health Clinic

via the Common Ground Health Clinic website. Visit the their site for more community health (and other) resources.

Greater New Orleans Resource Guide

Table of Contents

  • Basic Needs Assistance – Page 4
  • Primary Health Care Clinics – Page 13
  • Mental Health – Page 21
  • Dental and Eye Care – Page 27
  • HIV / AIDS and STIs – Page 29
  • Reproductive Health – Page 32
  • Hospitals – Page 36
  • Prescription Assistance – Page 39
  • Addiction Services – Page 41
  • Anti-Violence Resources (Domestic abuse, sexual assault, etc.) – Page 45
  • Shelters and Housing – Page 47
  • Special Needs – Page 52
  • Employment – Page 56
  • Community Support & Education – Page 57
  • Formerly Incarcerated – Page 68
  • Justice & Legal Aid – Page 69
  • Recovery & Rebuilding – Page 73
  • Index – Page 75

Guia de Recursos Comunitarios de New Orleans (Actualizado: Julio de 2009)

Other resource guides available (via the ReachNOLA website):

West Bank Resource Guide (last updated January 2010)

Treme / 7th Ward Resource Guide (last updated January 2011)

Women’s Health Resource Guide (last updated February 2009)

Central City Resource Guide (last updated July 2010)

STD Testing in New Orleans

There are many options for low-cost (or free!) STD testing in New Orleans. If you know of one that isn’t on the list, please let us know!

  • Delgado STD Clinic — FREE STD testing

  • Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health
    504-658-2540
    517 N Rampart St
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
    Conventional Blood HIV-Antibody Testing, Rapid Blood HIV-Antibody Testing, STD Testing, Free HIV Testing Services
    Languages: English, Spanish
    Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8am-4pm (You can walk in between 7:30 and 3)
    Map of Delgado STD Clinic at 517 Rampart

  • Orleans Women’s Health Clinic

  • 504-561-1183
    2111 Banks St
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
    Conventional Blood HIV-Antibody Testing, STD Testing
    Services available to women only. Sliding scale pricing.
    Hours: Tues.-Fri., 9am-1pm
    Traductor disponible.

  • Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office for Addictive Disorders, Metropolitan Human Services

  • 504-568-2692
    2025 Canal St Ste 300
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
    Conventional Blood HIV-Antibody Testing, Conventional Oral HIV-Antibody Testing, STD Testing
    Languages: English, Spanish
    Must be Orleans Parish resident.
    Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8am-4:30pm. Clinic: Mon.-Thurs., 8am-7:30pm; Fri., 8am-4:30pm

  • Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, AIDS Drug Reimbursement Program

  • 504-568-7474
    234 Loyola Ave 5th Fl
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
    Public Health Department/Social Services Department
    Conventional Blood HIV-Antibody Testing, STD Testing
    Must meet income eligibility requirements. Additional email: tafi@wonder.em.cdc.gov.
    Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8am-4:30pm

  • Metropolitan Treatment Center

  • 504-486-6277
    3604 Tulane Ave
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
    Conventional Oral HIV-Antibody Testing, STD Testing
    Hours: Mon.-Fri., 6am-2pm; Sat., 8am-12noon

  • Lower Ninth Ward Health Clinic

  • 504-309-0918
    5228 St Claude Ave
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70117
    Conventional Blood HIV-Antibody Testing, STD Testing
    Services not denied because of inability to pay.
    Hours: Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri., 8am-4:30pm; Tues., 10am-6pm

  • Planned Parenthood New Orleans

  • 4018 Magazine Street
    New Orleans, LA 70115
    p: 504.897.9200 | f: 504.897.9234 Toll Free Phone #:800-230-7526

    Languages: English, Russian, Spanish

    STD Testing, Treatment & Vaccines. STD testing, diagnosis and treatment, including:
    bacterial vaginosis (BV)
    chlamydia
    genital warts
    gonorrhea
    herpes
    HIV (testing and diagnosis only)
    syphilis
    trichomoniasis (trich)
    Other STD testing, diagnosis and treatment services are also available. Please ask our staff for more information
    Hours: Mon., 11am-6:30pm; Tues.-Fri., 9am-4:30pm; Sat., 9am-1:30pm

  • Midtown Medical Women’s Clinic

  • 3500 St. Charles Ave
    New Orleans LA 70115
    (504) 895-0990
    Mon – Thu: 9:00 am – 5:00 am
    Fri – Sat: 9:00 am – 2:00 am
    Walk-in or appointment. Initial visit $125.
    Se habla español.

  • Memorial Medical Center, Baptist Campus

  • 504-899-9311
    2700 Napoleon Ave
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70115
    Hospital
    Conventional Blood HIV-Antibody Testing, STD Testing
    Hours: 24 hrs.

  • US Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Integrated Service Network

  • 504-412-3700 Toll Free Phone #:800-935-8387
    1601 Perdido St
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70146
    Conventional Blood HIV-Antibody Testing, STD Testing
    Services available to eligible veterans only.
    Hours: Mon.-Fri., 7:30am-4pm

  • Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Ochsner Clinic New Orleans

  • 1514 Jefferson Hwy
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70121
    504-842-3000 Toll Free Phone #:800-835-3989
    Conventional Blood HIV-Antibody Testing, STD Testing
    Languages: English, Spanish
    Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm

TUSOM: NOLA Free Health Care

Free Health Care Resources in New Orleans

A list of free and low-cost health resources throughout the New Orleans area provided by Tulane University. Read the information carefully, some of the services have age, income, or residency requirements. Call first; I can’t guarantee that this information is up to date.

HIV Testing in New Orleans

There are many free and low-cost options for HIV Testing in the New Orleans area.

  • Search for free testing sites via HIV411.org’s HelpEXPRESS search.
  • Louisiana Statewide AIDS/STD Infoline: 1-800-99-AIDS-9

  • Drop In Center Clinic at Covenant House
  • ADOLESCENT TESTING
    611 N. Rampart Street
    New Orleans, LA 70116
    $5 flat rate for the uninsured;
    up to age 23 must schedule appointment
    504-584-1112 or 1119
    dropin@tulane.edu

  • N’R Peace, Inc.
  • FREE HIV COUNSELING AND TESTING, COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH, TEENAGE PREGNANCY PREVENTION EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, HIV PRIMARY CARE, COMPREHENSIVE RISK COUNSELING SERVICES, EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES
    Main Office:
    2701 General DeGaulle Drive
    New Orleans, LA 70114
    504-364-1950
    504-364-1964 fax
    nrpeace2@bellsouth.net
    Other Locations:
    -2765 Third Street
    Slidell, LA 70458
    985-643-3182
    -813 Belanger Street
    Houma, LA 70360
    985-223-2920
    www.nrpeaceinc.org

  • Planned Parenthood
  • TESTING, OUTREACH, STD TESTING AND TREATMENT, EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVES, PREGNANCY TESTING
    4018 Magazine Street
    New Orleans, LA 70115
    504-897-9200
    www.plannedparenthoodlouisiana.org

  • St. John #5 B.C./Camp Ace
  • COUNSELING AND TESTING, STREET OUTREACH,
    FREE CONDOM DISTRIBUTION
    3829 Hamburg Street
    New Orleans, LA 70122
    504-283-7376

  • THE3P’S
  • TESTING AND COUNSELING, SUPPORT GROUP FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS, OUTREACH, PRESENTATIONS TO INCREASE AWARENESS, EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL ON STD’S
    6928 Foch Road
    New Orleans, LA 70126
    504-261-2448
    the3pspartypositive@yahoo.com

  • NO/AIDS Task Force: HIV Testing
  • NO/AIDS Main Office
    NO/AIDS Task Force – Main Office
    2601 Tulane Ave. Suite 500
    New Orleans, LA 70119 (map)
    Phone: 504.821.2601
    Fax: 504.821.2040
    Email: info@noaidstf.org

    Staff Email List

    CAN Office:
    Community Awareness Network (CAN) Office
    507 Frenchmen St.
    New Orleans, LA 70116 (map)
    Phone: 504.945.4000
    Fax: 504.943.4688

    Staff Email List

  • The Movement:
  • The Movement is a community center that provides HIV prevention activities for young black gay/bisexual, and same gender loving men between the ages of 13 and 29.
    4005 St. Claude Ave.
    New Orleans, LA 70117
    Map
    504.267.4288
    Please call ahead or email for current hours or for more information.
    Phone: 504-945-4000 ext. 206
    joshf@noaidstf.org
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/themovementnola
    Twitter: @themovement_504

  • NO/AIDS also offers testing regularly at various locations throughout the city.  Visit the NO/AIDS HIV Counselling and Testing page for a list of locations and a schedule.
  • For a list of several testing sites throughout Louisiana, see the Delta Region AIDS Education and Training Center’s page of HIV/AIDS Resources in Louisiana.

June 27th is National HIV Testing Day!

From Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals

What is National HIV Testing Day?

The National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA) started National HIV Testing Day in 1995. Every year, on June 27th, local organizations across the nation engage with communities to promote early diagnosis and HIV testing. The CDC estimates that more than one million Americans are living with HIV infection, and approximately one in five don’t know it.

What is the significance of National HIV Testing Day?

National HIV Testing Day is dedicated to encouraging people to find out their HIV status and helping those who are positive access treatment and reduce their risk of transmitting the virus to others.  National HIV Testing Day also prevents new HIV infections by increasing education and awareness about the virus, and offering access to voluntary counseling and testing services.  

Is HIV a problem in Louisiana?

As of December 31, 2011, there were 18,426 people living with HIV infection in Louisiana.

39% were living in the New Orleans metro area, 26% were living in the Baton Rouge metro area

30% were female, 70% were male

68% were black, 28% were white, and 4% were Hispanic

In 2011, there were 1,318 new HIV diagnoses in Louisiana

29% were female, 71% were male

73% were black, 20% were white, and 6% were Hispanic

Over 60% were among „men who have sex with men‟ (MSM)

In 2010, 33% of people who were diagnosed with HIV were diagnosed with AIDS within 6 months of their diagnosis. Hispanic/Latinos and persons over the age of 35 were more likely to have an AIDS diagnosis within 6 months. People who have an AIDS diagnosis within 6 months of their HIV diagnosis are considered to be “late testers” since they were diagnosed late in their disease progression.

Why is it important to get tested?

The CDC estimates that 20% of people who are infected with HIV are unaware of their status. Using this estimate, there are over 4,600 people living in Louisiana with HIV who do not know that they are infected.

The sooner people are diagnosed with HIV, the sooner they are able to begin treatments which can considerably improve their health and prolong their lives. Early testing and entry into medical care can reduce HIV transmission since people who are adhering to treatment are less infectious and less likely to transmit HIV. People who know their status are also more likely to take precautions to protect their partners, which also reduces the spread of HIV.

Those at advanced stages of infection are at risk of developing life-threatening conditions that do not infect people with healthy immune systems, but these very serious diseases are preventable by knowing your HIV status and following the appropriate treatment guidelines.

To find a testing site near you or for more information:
Online:

www.hiv411.org

http://www.hivtest.org/press_files/

http://www.greaterthan.org/

www.hiv.dhh.louisiana.gov

Call: Louisiana Statewide HIV/STD Infoline:
1-800-99-AIDS-9 (1-800-992-4379)