There are more options than ever for getting tested for HIV!
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 within 20 minutes.
Some health departments and local agencies are also offering FREE HIV self-tests to take at home or wherever is convenient. At-home HIV tests can also be purchased at many drug stores or online.
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.
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!
Like HIV, other common STDs, such as syphilis and chlamydia, often show no symptoms. The only way to know is to get tested. All STDs are treatable and many are curable.
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.