TELEHEALTH APPOINTMENTS
IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA

If you are looking for free STD tests in Orlando, FL, look to the professionals at Hope & Help.

At Hope & Help, we serve Orlando, FL, with telehealth services for high-quality, convenient healthcare services. Our healthcare providers are Dr. Richard Solero, MD, Dr. Jose G. Polo, MD, Jenna Wimmer, ARNP. The providers at Hope & Help have diverse backgrounds in experience and expertise and are dedicated to providing patients with the care and treatments they need to live their healthiest lives. 

Dr. Richard Solero, MD, specializes in internal medicine, infectious disease, HIV Specialty, and health education. Dr. Jose G. Polo, MD, has experience in general practice, HIV and Hepatitis C Specialty, and health education. Jenna Wimmer, ARNP, specializes in family medicine, HIV Specialty, and LGBTQ+ primary care. By combining our healthcare providers' expertise, we welcome all individuals and families to trust in Hope & Help for their telehealth appointment needs. 

At Hope & Help, we work with insurances, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, and Cigna, for our patients' utmost convenience. As Florida is consistently ranking higher nationally for new HIV and STI transmissions, Hope & Help aims to provide comprehensive healthcare and treatment to the community. One of our primary healthcare services focuses on HIV treatment and prevention. Although there is no cure for HIV, Hope & Help offers medical treatment to help you get to an undetectable status. When HIV is undetectable, it means the disease cannot be detected in laboratory tests, and, as a result, you have a zero percent chance of transmitting HIV to someone else. 

Our mission is to equip our community with medical care, resources, and knowledge to prevent the spread of HIV and STDs in Florida. Through our telehealth appointments, patients can discuss any symptoms they are experiencing, and we can provide comprehensive care. Our practitioners are passionate about serving Florida with complete and quality care. Contact Hope & Help in Orlando, FL, for more information on our telehealth appointments with our providers. 
 

THE TEST​

  1. To begin your Free HIV Test, you will first complete a confidential Consent Form.

  2. A quality-trained Health Educator will administer a Free HIV Test by first cleaning, then poking your finger with a lancet, and collecting a small sample of blood.

  3. The Health Educator will add your blood sample to the test solution, which searches for HIV antibodies in your blood.

  4. The Health Educator will collect some personal information from you and provide a personalized Risk Reduction Strategy also known as Safer Sex Practices.

  5. Screening results will be available within 15 minutes.

  6. If your screening result is Non-Reactive (HIV-Negative), the Health Educator will provide you with safer sex literature and free condoms.  Your Health Educator will also advise you on when to return for your next screening.

  7. If your screening result is Reactive (HIV-Positive), the Health Educator will administer an additional Confirmatory HIV Test by drawing blood from your vein and then submit it to the laboratory for further examination.  In the interim, the Health Educator and a Linkage Team Member will assist you with getting connected to resources relative to an HIV-Positive screening result, including additional support you may need.