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New Healthvana app launches in time for National Black HIVAwareness Day

OW Staff Writer | 2/4/2015, 3:05 p.m.
National Black HIV Awareness Day is on Feb. 7 and the CDC estimates that nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted ...

National Black HIV Awareness Day is on Feb. 7 and the CDC estimates that nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections occur every year. A simple, life-saving tool is Healthvana – a Yelp-like health app that helps users find free HIV & STD testing centers in their area.

The app or website—https://www.healthvana.com/free-std-testing/ provides users the following information.

  1. STD testing services offered at the location.

  2. Hours of operation and average wait time

  3. Communities serviced – LGBT, youth, women, etc.

  4. STD treatment services offered at the location

  5. If services are free or if insurance is accepted

  6. Shows when listing is last update

  7. Phone number and website of clinic

  8. Recommendations by other Healthvana users

The highly curated locator was developed over a three-year period with Healthvana team members traveling all over the U.S. to visit and recommend centers. Utilizing smart design and technology, Healthvana believes it will dramatically reduce STDs through its radically different approach to prevention. The company’s mission is to help people make better health decisions by giving them high quality information at their fingertips.