Know Your Status
If you are looking for ways to reduce your risk for HIV or if you received a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) of Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) diagnosis and need support in creating a plan—Hunter Health is here for you. From testing to treatment, we are ready to support your wellbeing at every step of the way.
Hunter Health provides HIV testing and counseling at our Central Clinic. If you believe you are at risk, having a negative result will put your mind at ease. If the diagnosis is positive, our HIV Counselors will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that is tailored specifically to your health care needs.
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 younger than 25 years should be tested for gonorrhea & chlamydia every year.
- Women 25 years and older with risk factors (new/multiple sex partners or a sex partner with STI) should be tested for gonorrhea & chlamydia every year.
- Everyone who is pregnant should be tested for HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis C early in pregnancy. Those at risk for infection should also be tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea starting early in pregnancy.
- All sexually active gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men should be tested:
- At least once a year for syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea. Those who have multiple or anonymous partners should be tested more frequently (e.g., every 3 to 6 months).
- At least once a year for HIV and may benefit from more frequent HIV testing (e.g., every 3 to 6 months).
- At least once a year for hepatitis C, if living with HIV.
- Anyone who engages in sexual behaviors that could place them at risk for infection or shares injection drug equipment should get tested for HIV at least once a year.
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. Results are instant take only one minute!
- HIV antigen/antibody screen* – a more thorough HIV test that identifies 80-90% of new infections after only 20 days; lab results take up to 7-10 days
- Hepatitis C
Are You at Risk for HIV? We Can Help
PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)
Take one pill every day to help prevent HIV infection if you’re at risk.
PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis)
Do you think you were exposed to HIV in the past 72 hours? This treatment may help you 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.