We offer several convenient ways of getting tested for HIV! All the tests are “fourth generation” tests that show the presence of antibodies and the P24 antigen. This means these tests are more accurate and can show if someone has HIV sooner than older tests.
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Call us at 860-278-4163 to make an appointment. We strongly encourage you to get tested for STDs at the same time if you haven’t been tested in the last 6 months.
A fingerstick test (the Alere 4th generation test) is used and you get results back within 21 minutes. During the 21 minutes, our trained HIV testers will assess your risk factors, answer questions you may have, and give you the latest information on HIV, such as U=U (undetectable is untransmittable)
We can help refer you a provider and get access to PrEP (Truvada – a once a day pill to prevent HIV infection) and nPEP (non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis). The first step is getting an HIV test and STD testing.
What if I Get a Rapid Test and it Comes Back Positive?
Anytime someone has a rapid HIV test that indicates a preliminary positive result, we will do an HIV lab based test to confirm the results and determine the type of HIV.
Lab Based Testing
Don’t need a rapid test? We can add an HIV test to the other blood tests we routinely do at your STD visit.
You won’t get results the same day. Results typically come back in 7-10 days. You will get a lab report showing your test results. This is important if you are interested in PrEP as many doctors will want a lab report, not just a rapid test report for their records.
Many people would like to get tested with their partner, whether a long-term relationship or a new relationship. We offer couples counseling so you can get tested together and discuss how to keep each other safe.