Know Your Status
If you are looking for ways to reduce your risk for HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), Hunter Health is here for you. We offer free HIV testing and counseling at our Central Clinic and across the community. Should you feel at risk, a negative result can offer peace of mind. If you test positive, our HIV Prevention Staff will quickly help you connect to the appropriate care and treatment.
Walk-in testing is available Monday-Friday from 9AM to 12PM or Request an Appointment anytime Monday through Friday now!
Who Should Get Tested, For What, and How Often?
Everyone ages 13-64 should be tested for HIV at least once.
- All sexually active women under 25 should get annual testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia.
- Women 25 and older with risk factors (such as new or multiple sexual partners or a partner with an STI) should also be tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia annually.
- Everyone expecting a child should be tested for HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis C early in their pregnancy. Those at risk for infection should be tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea early in pregnancy as well.
- All sexually active gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men should be tested:
- Annually for syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea. Those with multiple or anonymous partners should consider more frequent testing (e.g., every 3 to 6 months).
- Annually for HIV, with some potentially benefiting from more frequent testing (e.g., every 3 to 6 months).
- Annually for hepatitis C, if they are living with HIV.
- Anyone engaging in sexual behaviors placing them at risk, or sharing injection drug equipment, should be tested for HIV at least annually.
Hunter Health HIV/STI Services Include:
- Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing & Treatment
- Rapid HIV testing*: The INSTI® HIV-1/HIV-2 Rapid Antibody Test that is 97% accurate 90 days after exposure, with instant results in just one minute.
- HIV antigen/antibody screen*: A comprehensive HIV test that detects 80-90% of new infections after only 20 days; lab results are available in 7-10 days.
- Hepatitis C
Are You at Risk for HIV? We Can Help
PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)
Take one pill daily to help prevent HIV if you’re at heightened risk.
PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis)
Do you think you were exposed to HIV in the past 72 hours? This treatment might help prevent HIV infection.
Walk-in appointments for HIV testing and counseling are available at our Central Clinic during the hours listed below. To schedule a FREE HIV/STI testing appointment during regular office hours, please fill out the form below and we will be in contact with you.