Free testing that can detect the presence of HIV as early as one week after exposure.

2

TESTS

4

RESULTS

30

MINUTES

1

CHECK IN

Risk Assessment

Discuss PrEP

2

test

Finger Stick

Blood Draw

3

get results

HIV Rapid Test
(60 seconds)

HIV Early Test, Hep B, Hep C
(2 weeks via web)

4

follow up

Auto Reminders

Eligibility Criteria


At this time, persons eligible for HIV screening are:

  • Age 13 or older
  • A man who has sex with both women and men, OR a woman who has sex with men
AND at least one of the following:
  • Is in an ongoing sexual relationship with a person with HIV
  • Uses condoms infrequently during sex with 1 or more partners of unknown HIV status who are known to be at substantial risk of HIV infection (PWID or bisexual male partner)
  • Has had a bacterial STI (syphilis, gonorrhea) in the past 6 months
OR
  • Is a person who has injected drugs not prescribed by a clinician in the past 6 months
AND
  • Has shared injection or drug preparation equipment in the past 6 months
  • Participants should be available for follow‑up for a period of at least 2 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. If your rapid test result is negative, you will have blood taken from your arm for a free viral load (a test that looks for HIV virus in your blood). In two weeks, simply log into our automated results system to get your negative results. If HIV virus is found in your blood, we will contact you ASAP.
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. Your confidentiality is assured. While we do ask for some personal information (such as your name), your results will not be given to anyone else without your written permission.




Consent Form


Download the Consent Form for The Early Test here.





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