Let's talk about HIV testing

It's never been easier to get an HIV test! Free and low cost testing for HIV, as well as other STDs, is available across the U.S.

Don’t like needles? Ask about oral swab or finger stick tests. Rapid HIV tests provide results in under 20 minutes, some as fast as one minute. Home HIV tests can also be purchased at many drugstores.

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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!


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.

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.