Sexual Health Resources
Sexual health is an important part of health and wellness. helpNYC has gathered information on services and resources available to New Yorkers.
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Mpox Information & Resources
Mpox, formerly known as the Monkeypox virus, is endemic in New York City. helpNYC has created this public health campaign to aggregate information from official government sources and community-based organizations that is essential for New Yorkers to know about the virus.
HIV PEP & PrEP Access
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) is medicine taken to prevent getting HIV. PrEP is highly effective for preventing HIV when taken as prescribed. Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) is the use of antiretroviral drugs after a single high-risk event to stop HIV seroconversion. PEP must be started as soon as possible to be effective—and always within 72 hours of a possible exposure. The following organizations provide access to PrEp and/or PEP. Also, your primary care physician may be able to get you started on the program as well.
Sexual Transmitted Infections (STI) Testing & Treatment
STI testing refers to screenings that test for the presence of a sexually transmitted infection. STI testing may require a sample of urine, blood, tissue, or saliva. To do this, a person may have to have a blood test, provide a urine sample, or provide a swab of the inside of their cheek or genitals. Doctors often perform STI tests in the office and send samples to a lab. A person can test themselves at home with special STI testing kits.