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Planned Parenthood

Southwest Ohio Region

Rapid HIV Testing

Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region has teamed up with Caracole house to better serve the HIV positive community, men who have sex with men, injection drug users, and the general community. We have moved our HIV prevention project to Northside at 4138 Hamilton Ave, this new location will provide easier access to services we provide for the entire community.

Services Offered in Greater Cincinnati

Our HIV Project offers a variety of services including:

  • FREE rapid (results in 20 minutes) anonymous or confidential HIV testing
  • FREE rapid (results in 15 minutes) confidential Hepatitis C (HCV) testing
  • One-on-one counseling services to those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS
  • Support services to those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS
  • Harm reduction services to the injection drug use population
  • Prevention and educational services to community groups
    • Local correctional facilities
    • Local drug/alcohol treatment centers
    • Community based groups and organizations

Who Needs an HIV Test?

You need an HIV test if you...

  • Have had unprotected vaginal or anal sex
  • Have had a sexually transmitted disease or infection (STD/STI)
  • Have ever been an intravenous drug user
  • Have been the sexual partner of someone who as used drugs intravenously

Who Needs a Hepatitis C (HCV) Test?

You need an HCV test if you...

  • Have ever been an intravenous drug user

Locations and Hours

Northside Office
4138 Hamtilon Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223
Walk-in Wednesday 5-8pm
Call to Schedule Monday - Friday

Our HIV Project is based out of our office in Northside. Walk in for rapid HIV or HCV testing any Wednesday between 5pm and 8pm. Need another time or additional information? Use the link below to request an appointment. Please note that the last test will be given half an hour before the close time.


In addition to our Northside office, HIV Health Educators travel to various Planned Parenthood health centers throughout the month to provide testing and education.

Mary Stark Center
11 Ludlow St., Hamilton, Ohio 41011
2nd Monday each month, 1pm - 4pm

Mary Yeiser Center
2016 Ferguson Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45238
2nd Thursday each month, 9am - 12pm

Jean K. Spritz Center
290 Northland Blvd., Springdale, OH 45246
3rd Wednesday each month, 12pm - 3pm

Mobile Testing

PPSWO's new mobile testing RV allows our HIV Educators to offer HIV and HCV testing, referrals, counseling, and harm reduction and prevention education throughout the region. Check out upcoming destinations below. Please note that the last test will be given half an hour before the end time.

Date Location Time
December 4, 2014 Prince of Peace OTR 10 AM - 12 PM
December 4, 2014 Reading & Lincoln 8 PM - 11 PM
December 5, 2014 The Dock 10 PM - 1 AM
December 11, 2014 Gateway Towers 10 AM - 2 PM
December 13, 2014 Shooters 10 PM - 1 AM
December 15, 2014 Gilbert Ave. in Walnut Hills 11 AM - 3 PM
December 16, 2014 Hamilton Co. Court House 10 AM - 1 PM
December 17, 2014 Garfield & Vine St. 10 AM - 1 PM
December 20, 2014 RockHard Party 10 PM - 1 AM
December 22, 2014 Jobs and Family Services 10 AM - 2 PM

Additional Resources

  • http://www.caracole.org
  • http:www.thebody.com/
  • http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/qa/index.htm
  • http://www.positivelyaware.com
  • http://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhprograms/hastpac/hivstd/hivprev.aspx
  • http://www.hamiltoncountyhealth.org/en/index.html
  • http://www.poz.com
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