ACS is finalizing the launch of it a mobile care unit that ensures
everybody can have access to free HIV and STD testing. The 20-foot
medical mobile unit is set to arrive at the LGBTQ resort “The Woods
Campground” in Lehighton, Carbon County, and will travel throughout
the state of Pennsylvania.
ACS Public Relations/Marketing Manager Benny Vukaj said the idea was
created to bring testing and treatment to the community, especially
for those who are unable to come to them.
mobile unit will have the same services as the clinic does, such as
free STD and HIV testing along with the “Pre” pill to prevent
HIV. According to Vukaj, this will be available to people with or
Vukaj said the mobile unit is a great tool for anybody who lacks the transportation to actually go to the clinic.
is currently working on finding the different places the mobile unit
will go and park.
said they would like to be a part of any organization or event with a
population that could use its services.
agency got its beginnings in Bethlehem of Northampton County.
the renovation of the former Planned Parenthood adjacent to the
Courthouse Square, the agency began operations in Stroudsburg. Since
opening, there have been 900 people come through – many in the
LGBTQ community or low-income residents.
Vukaj said the feedback about the mobile care unit has been great.