Prevent Ongoing Spread of STI's Everywhere

What is POSSE?

POSSE (Prevent Ongoing Spread of STIs Everywhere) is a program of the HIV & STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) Outreach Section at the Forsyth County Department of Public Health. The POSSE Team provides HIV and STI screenings and education in community locations in Forsyth County such as churches, jails, universities, homeless shelters, nightclubs, and community health fairs.

Quick Facts

  • In 2009 Forsyth County had the highest number of Syphilis cases in North Carolina
  • All young people under 26 years old should be tested for Gonorrhea & Chlamydia at least once a year
  • Many STIs do not cause visible symptoms – the only way to know you have an STI is to get tested
  • 1 in 5 HIV positive individuals do not know they have HIV

Community Testing Sites

Free HIV/STI testing available year round at these locations
Pruebas gratis disponibles en estas locaciones.

University Testing Sites

Free HIV/STI testing available during the school year at these locations

  • UNC School of the Arts
    1st & 3rd Thursdays, 5:30pm-7:00pm
  • Salem College
    2nd and 4th Thursdays, 5pm-7pm
  • Wake Forest University
    2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 5pm- 7pm
  • Winston Salem State University
    1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 5pm-7pm

University Testing is for resident students only. Contact student health services for appointments.