HIV testing may look different, but it's still available!
To support expanded HIV testing options during COVID-19, Greater Than AIDS and Walgreens, along with OraSure Technologies, donated 10,000 OraQuick In-Home HIV Tests to community partners.
Local health agencies and community-based organizations are distributing the FDA-approved, self-administered tests at no cost to those unable to get tested in person.
Use the interactive map below to find a participating agency near you!
If you see information on this map that needs to be updated, please email us.
In addition to the participating agencies above, click here to find more HIV self-testing services in your area.
If there is not a self-test program in your area, you can still find FREE and low-cost HIV testing services near you. Contact any service provider before visiting as hours or services may differ because of COVID-19.
It’s fast and easy. Just a swab of the mouth and 20 minutes later you have your results. The tests can be taken at home or anywhere that is convenient.
If you get your HIV self-test from a local agency, counseling will usually be provided before and after testing. HIV self-tests can also be purchased over-the-counter in most drug stores (retail price is usually around $40).
If my HIV test is negative...
Consider your ongoing HIV prevention strategy. This may include PrEP, a once-daily pill that is highly effective in protecting against HIV.
Talk with your healthcare provider about whether you should schedule a follow-up test. The “window” period when HIV antibodies are detected by a test can take up to 12 weeks after exposure.
If you think you have been exposed to HIV within the last 72 hours, PEP – post exposure prophylaxis – may be an option.
If my HIV test is positive...
A positive HIV self-test needs to be confirmed by a blood test in medical setting.
If the follow-up test is also positive, you will start daily antiretroviral medication to lower your viral load. While not a cure, it is possible to reduce the viral load to levels undetectable by lab tests.
When HIV is undetectable it cannot be passed to others through sex.
With ongoing treatment, you can live a healthy, normal lifespan.