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Since 2017, Check It has enrolled 2,045 young Black men in New Orleans.

The Check It Study


At this time, Check It is no longer enrolling participants.  

As an alternative, we encourage you to check out https://gettested.cdc.gov/ for various STD test sites. 

Once you have found a clinic, be sure to call them before you go there to find out their current details.


About the Previous Enrollments

You may be eligible if you:

  • Are a 15-26 year old man
  • Are Black or African American
  • Live or spend most of your time in Orleans Parish
  • Had sex with a woman

Participants may receive:

  • Free testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea
  • Help getting medication for you and your sex partners if you test positive
  • Retesting in 3 months if you test positive
  • Referrals for free or low cost testing for other sexually transmitted diseases (STD)

Check it is a Tulane University research project in Orleans Parish, Louisiana that offers eligible men STD testing at barber shops, colleges and other non-traditional sites. Testing and compensation are provided to participants. Interested? Connect with us to find out more info Text or call us at 504-495-8102  

Email checkit@wave.tulane.edu@checkitnola or click on Events See a list of our community partner sites here.

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