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HIV TESTING SITES

Where Can I Get an HIV Test?

Routine HIV Testing

Since 2006, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care.  In 2013, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force supported CDC’s recommendation by making HIV screening a “Grade A” recommendation.  This means that routine screening for HIV is covered by most private and public insurance.  The Affordable Care Act (ACA) also requires that Grade A recommendations be covered by private insurance without cost sharing.  For this reason, the Pa. Department of Health (Department) encourages you to discuss routine HIV testing with your primary healthcare provider as a standard of care. 

 
Department-Supported HIV Testing for those at High Risk
 
If you feel you are at risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV, you can obtain an HIV test as part of a free and confidential comprehensive STD screening at a Department-supported STD testing site. Please Click Here to find a STD testing site in your area.
 

The Department has agreements with selected agencies in certain geographic areas to provide HIV testing to populations at highest risk for HIV disease, such as sexually active men who have sex with men (MSM) and persons who inject. If you feel you are at high risk, Please Click Here for a list of these providers and sites.  This list also includes a number of sites supported by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health through its AIDS Activities Coordinating Office (AACO).