HIV TESTING AT THE CENTER
As part of The Center’s commitment to the health and wellness of our LGBT communities, we offer free, rapid HIV testing on Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. Services are walk-in at our building at 208 W 13 Street; no appointment necessary.
ANONYMOUS HIV TESTING SITES
There are multiple HIV testing sites in the New York City area. If you prefer to seek testing elsewhere, please see our list of anonymous, Department of Health HIV testing sites. Many of these locations also offer free and confidential STD services, although their hours may vary. These testing sites do not require you to give your name or any other identifying information. Therefore, the test results can never be linked to you. If you test positive, they may ask for your name, but you don’t have to provide it.
For questions regarding anonymous HIV testing or to make an appointment at one of these sites, call the New York State Information Hotline at 800.541.2437
At some sites, if you test positive for HIV, you will be asked to give the names of your sexual (and needle sharing) partners over the last 10 years. You do not have to give any names. If you choose to give names, the Department of Health will contact these people to tell them that they have been exposed to the virus, and urge them to get tested. They will not reveal your name. Individuals are urged to consider their ethical obligation to let others know of their possible exposure to HIV.
To facilitate this, the NYC Department of Health offers assistance through its Contact Notification Assistance Program (CNAP) at 212.693.1419
. For other areas of New York State, call the NYS HIV/AIDS information service hotline to get the Partner Notification Assistance Program (PNAP) phone number for your area.