MESSAGE FROM DR. PHILIP A. CHAN
Welcome to the Testing 1, 2, 3 Online STI Testing Service. I’m really glad you have chosen to learn more about this service.
This service was created because many of my patients and other people have told me that they wish there was a simpler and easier way to get an HIV/STI test in Rhode Island – and I agree with them!
I remind all my patients that getting tested is important because STI rates in Rhode Island have been growing in recent years. This includes syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia.
Many people think they may not be at risk, but actually are. In addition, many people may unknowingly spread HIV and STIs to their partners because they have no symptoms.
Anyone (straight, trans, or LGBTQ+) who has oral, vaginal, or anal sex with or without a condom should get tested at least once a year. If you are a bisexual or gay man who has multiple sex partners, you should get tested every three months. Anyone who shares injecting drug equipment should get tested at least once a year. If you have been told by a sexual partner that they have tested positive for an STI, you should get tested. Please see more information on who should get tested.
Before getting started, here are THREE important things I want you to know:
Make sure that you READ THE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS by clicking here.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Alexi Almonte, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are ready to get started, click here: https://redcap.link/testing123
Finally, I want to thank everyone for checking out this service and getting tested for STIs. This is an important step in addressing STIs in Rhode Island. Please feel free to let us know what you think of this service (good or bad) by clicking on the link below:
Philip A. Chan, MD
Consultant Medical Director
Rhode Island Department of Health