HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) continue to be a major problem across the United States, including in Rhode Island. The goal of this site is to provide information about HIV and other STDs and suggest ways people may protect themselves. Many people who have HIV or other STDs don’t know it and might not have any symptoms. If found early and treated, people can live long, healthy lives with HIV. Many other STDs can be cured with antibiotics. If untreated, HIV and other STDs can cause major health problems.
This site is sponsored by The Miriam Hospital Immunology Center and AIDS Project Rhode Island (APRI). The Miriam Hospital Immunology Center performs free HIV/STD testing Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 12:30-3:30pm on a walk-in basis at 1125 North Main Street in Providence, Rhode Island. APRI performs rapid HIV testing for free on a walk-in basis on Tuesdays (4:00-6:00 pm) and Thursdays (5:00-6:30 pm) at 9 Pleasant Street, Providence, Rhode Island.