PATF now offers PRIMARY CARE for everyone! Call 412-248-0550 to make an appointment.

Are you at Risk?

All testing is available free at our East Liberty Office

5913 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh

Testing Hours:
Sunday: Noon – 3:30 p.m.
Mon-Tue, Thu - Fri: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

You should be tested for HIV if you:

  • Have had unprotected sex
  • Have a sexually transmitted infection
  • Share injection drug needles
  • Had blood transfusions or received blood products before 1985
  • Have a sex partner with any of the above risk factors

Not everyone experiences symptoms from HIV infection, and sometimes people may not be able to identify their risk factors. We encourage HIV testing as part of everyone’s routine health care. If you are in doubt about your risk for HIV transmission, we recommend you receive an HIV test. It is simple and quick, and you can have your results in about 20 minutes.

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You should be tested for Syphilis if you:

  • Have had unprotected sex, including oral sex
  • Are a man who has sex with men outside a monogamous relationship
  • Have HIV infection
  • Are pregnant
  • Have a sex partner with any of the above factors

Symptoms for Syphilis are mild and often go unnoticed, but if untreated, Syphilis can cause severe damage, including death. Even when symptoms, which may include sores and rashes, go away, it is still causing damage to your body. We encourage routine Syphilis testing as part of routine health care for sexually active individuals. It is simple and quick, and results are available in 10 minutes.

Read more about Syphilis here.

You should be tested for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea if you:

  • Have had unprotected sex, including oral sex
  • Have a sexually transmitted infection
  • Have a sex partner with any of the above risk factors

It is possible to be infected with Chlamydia and/or Gonorrhea without showing any symptoms. Even without showing symptoms, the STI is still causing damage to your body. We encourage Chlamydia and Gonorrhea testing as part of everyone’s routine health care. If you are in doubt about your risk for Chlamydia and/or Gonorrhea transmission, we recommend you get tested. It is simple and quick. After a urine sample is provided, we will have your results back in 5-10 days.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should contact our medical clinic at 412-248-0550, the Allegheny County Health Department or your physician for treatment immediately.

  • A burning sensation while urinating
  • Abnormal discharge from the vagina, penis, or rectum
  • Vaginal bleeding between periods
  • Anal itching, soreness, bleeding, or painful bowel movements.

Read more about Chlamydia and Gonorrhea here.

You should be tested for Hepatitis C if you:

  • Have HIV infection
  • Currently inject drugs
  • Injected drugs in the past, even if it was just once or occurred many years ago
  • Have abnormal liver tests or liver disease
  • Received donated blood or organs before 1992
  • Have exposed to blood on the job through a needlestick or injury with a sharp object
  • Are on hemodialysis

      Most people with Hepatitis C infection do not experience any symptoms or have very mild symptoms. It can take up to 30 years for symptoms to appear, and often, by that time, they appear as a sign of advanced liver disease. If you are in doubt about your risk for Hepatitis C infection, we recommend you get tested. It is simple and quick. With a small finger prick, we can have your results back in 20 minutes.

      Read more about Hepatitis C here   

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Hours:

Testing Hours:
Sun: Noon – 3:30 p.m.
Mon-Tue, Thu - Fri: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wed: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 

Food Pantry Hours*:
Sun: Noon-4:00 p.m.
Mon, Tues, Thu: Noon-4:00 p.m.
Wed: 3:00-7:00 p.m.

 

The food pantry is closed on Friday and Saturdays.

 

*Clients may use the food pantry once per month; Clients who are overdue for their 90-day updates will not be able to use the Food Pantry on Wednesday after 4 p.m., or on Sundays

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