What is express HIV testing?
Express HIV testing is available at HQ. HIV testing is conducted through blood draws by an on-site staff member. HQ service users can begin the process of a blood draw online, but walk-ins are encouraged!
Interested users can begin the process by walking up to an available kiosk, entering their information and responding to the prompts on the screen before walking over to on-site staff for a blood draw. No need for an appointment with a provider and your results become available same day or next day and will be sent to you via text or email.
HQ uses a status-neutral approach to care, meaning that all service users will be linked to appropriate care and services regardless of their HIV testing results. Service users may be connected to HIV treatment and care services, or may be invited to learn more about HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) or PEP.
First time Visitor
First time visitors to HQ can walk-in and register at our reception desk.
Returning visitors to HQ can walk-in and use our kiosks for self testing.
Do I need an HIV test?
HIV risk assessment and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) assessment are available for service users at HQ. If you are sexually active, it is recommended that you get tested for HIV at least once a year (annually). Routine testing, such as getting tested every three months, is a great way to know your HIV status.
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