Free testing that can detect the presence of HIV as early as one week after exposure.
Persons eligible for HIV screening are:
13 years of age or older
If younger than 18 years of age, should be emancipated minor or have consent given by their legal representative
18 years and over and must be able to provide written consent
Available for follow-up for at least two weeks after enrollment
The Early Test Program
The Early Test is specialized testing for HIV infection as early as one week after exposure. It consists of a fingerstick rapid HIV antibody test with results available in one minute.
This type of test is not typically offered at HIV testing sites and health insurance does not usually cover viral load tests for HIV screening.