19 Jul SETAC Begins GRINDR Counseling Program
SETAC, Puerto Vallarta’s LGBTQ Community Center, has launched a pilot counseling program through the popular gay and bisexual men social network, Grindr, offering information related to HIV, sexually-transmitted infections, PrEP, and identity- and relationship-related situations.
To implement the program, a SETAC volunteer counselor goes online starting at noon and continuing through the evening, interacting with other users and sharing information about HIV and other sexually-transmitted infections and PrEP—which is now available in SETAC free of charge as part of a specific program—and providing counseling in cases of anguish or conflict.
While the counselor is online every day, referrals are only made to SETAC when the interaction results in an appointment for PrEP, counseling, medical consultation, HIV or syphilis testing, to pick up free condoms at the Community Center, or to join the organization’s volunteer team.
SETAC has a Community Center located at Aldanaca 178, 4A&B (at the corner with Viena) in Colonia Versalles, where you can schedule an appointment for an HIV or syphilis test. SETAC also offers sexual health-related counseling services, along with a variety of cultural and recreational activities to strengthen the local LGBTQ community. For more information, please visit SETAC’s website at www.setac.com.mx, call (322) 224-1974, send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow the organization on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SETACtucentro.