Let's talk about HIV testing

HIV testing may look different, but it’s still available.

While in-person services may be more limited due to COVID-19, free and low-cost testing is available in most places in some form.

Call ahead to confirm hours and available services. You may need to make an appointment for an in-person test. Ask about mobile or pop-up testing in the community.

Some health departments and local agencies are offering HIV self-tests to take at home or wherever is convenient. Find FREE HIV self-test programs near you. You can also buy these rapid, oral swab tests in most drug stores.

Getting Tested

Find free and low cost testing near you. Most doctor’s offices and health clinics provide testing for HIV, as well as other STDs. Many health departments also provide testing.

Testing FAQs

Get answers to frequently-asked-questions about HIV testing! Who should get tested? How often? What types of tests are available? How soon results are available? And more!

FAQs

Other STDs

Like HIV, other common STDs, such as syphillis and chlamydia, often show no symptoms. The only way to know is to get tested. All STDs are treatable and many are curable.

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Why I Get Tested

HIV testing is recommended as part of routine healthcare. But that doesn't mean it automatically happens. To know for sure, ask to be tested!

Real people share their HIV testing experiences.

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