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

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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.