New cases of syphilis have doubled in Mecklenburg County during 2009, the second highest increase of reported cases in North Carolina. Early diagnosis and treatment, with education on the prevention of syphilis, is critical to reverse this trend.
Free HIV/Syphilis testing is available daily. Testing is provided on a walk-in basis - no appointment is necessary, but appointments are available by calling 704-336-6500. Tests are free and confidential at:
In addition to the Health Department, other community Syphilis/HIV testing sites have been established by SMASH!! and other community based organizations throughout Mecklenburg County. For more information, call the hotline number at 704-432-TEST (8378). View this month's testing calendar