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Our extensive human service network is operated by caring bilingual professionals and talented neighbors.
SACA is proud to provide essential health education and prevention services that fulfill our mission of uplifting and restoring marginalized communities. We recognize the unique barriers that exist and with every program, we provide resources, education, and solutions to empower individuals to lift themselves out of turmoil and live their best possible lives. On this page, you will find a listing of our core services.
Please note that these services may change frequently. We welcome you to call us at (717) 295-7994 for our most current and accurate listing of services. We welcome the opportunity to help!
A Message from Our Doctor
Since May 2022, Monkeypox cases, which have historically been rare in the United States, have been identified in 23 states and territories among both persons returning from international travel and their close contacts domestically. Globally, more than 3,098 cases have been reported from more than 41 countries; the case count continues to rise daily.
Monkeypox is a rare but potentially serious viral illness that typically begins with flu-like illness and swelling of the lymph nodes and progresses to a rash on the face and body. Most infections last 2-to-4 weeks. In parts of central and west Africa where monkeypox occurs, people can be exposed through bites or scratches from rodents and small mammals, preparing wild game, or having contact with an infected animal or possibly animal products.
The virus does not spread easily between people; transmission can occur through contact with body fluids, monkeypox sores, items that have been contaminated with fluids or sores (e.g., clothing), or through respiratory droplets following prolonged face-to-face contact.
Any person, irrespective of gender identity or sexual orientation, can acquire and spread monkeypox. Many of the reported cases in the United States are among gay, bisexual, or other men who have sex with men (MSM). Close contact, sustained skin-to-skin contact including sexual contact, with a person with monkeypox or contact with contaminated fomites (e.g., shared linens) are the most significant risk factors associated with human-to-human transmission of Monkeypox virus.
Co-infection of monkeypox and other common sexually transmitted infections may occur. Illness could be clinically confused with a sexually transmitted infection like syphilis or herpes, or with varicella-zoster virus. If you have (or know of a sexual partner who has) a lesion in the genital, rectal, or oral area, then please visit our clinic for further evaluation and testing for sexually transmitted infections. You may also call us at 717-295-7994.
For additional information about monkeypox please visit:
Dr. John Bart, Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Clinician