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Definitions for Services Offered

 

Free HIV Testing Services

Organizations that provide free HIV antibody testing services.


 

Conventional Blood HIV-Antibody Testing

A blood sample is drawn from a vein to check for the presence of antibodies to HIV. Depending on the testing site, results are generally available within two weeks.


 

Conventional Oral HIV-Antibody Testing

An oral fluid sample is collected by swabbing the gums to check for the presence of antibodies to HIV. Depending on the testing site, results are generally available within 1 to 2 weeks.


 

Rapid Blood HIV-Antibody Testing

A sample of blood is collected by fingerstick or by drawing blood from a vein to check for the presence of antibodies to HIV. Rapid tests are screening tests that produce results in 20 minutes or less. A reactive rapid test must be confirmed with a follow-up confirmatory test before any final diagnosis can be made.


 

Rapid Oral HIV-Antibody Testing

An oral fluid sample is collected by swabbing the gums to check for the presence of antibodies to HIV. The oral rapid test is a screening test that produces results in 20 minutes or less. A reactive rapid test must be confirmed with a follow-up confirmatory test before any final diagnosis can be made.


 

STD Testing Services

Organizations that provide STD testing services. Search results provided are for STD testing in general. The user should contact the organization directly to learn which specific STD tests are offered at that location.


Note: For further assistance in locating a site, call (800)458-5231.

If you represent a testing site that is not included in this database or if you would like to update your organization's record, please send an e-mail including the organization's name, a contact person, and phone number to the CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN).