There’s a stigma associated with being tested for HIV and there really shouldn’t be. People have a lot of misconceptions about HIV, how you can get the virus, and the types of people who should get tested, but the truth is anyone who is sexually active should be regularly tested for HIV along with other common STIs. Even if you think your risk of exposure is small, getting tested is part of being healthy and responsible. HIV tests are quick and painless, so there’s really no reason not to have the peace of mind of knowing your status.
There are over 116 thousand people in Florida living with HIV and they come from every income level, class, race, gender, and sexual orientation. HIV is more common than most people think and it’s possible for anyone to be exposed to the virus. It can take years for someone infected to begin showing symptoms.
If you haven’t been tested for HIV in the past year, use our online search to find a Planned Parenthood health center or find another provider near you and get tested - you owe it to yourself and your health.
How Does Testing Work?
HIV testing at Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida is quick, easy and confidential. We offer rapid HIV testing done with a quick finger prick. You can find out the outcome in as little as 20 minutes. Amazing right? No need to wait for a call or come back to the health center a week later. With rapid testing, you know your status then and there and can leave with peace of mind.
Free Testing Day in June 27th!
At Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida, we want to make caring for your health convenient, affordable and judgment-free. That’s why we’re offering a FREE HIV Testing Day on June 27, 2019. It’s time to end the stigma around HIV testing that creates real barriers to care for those people who need it most. Schedule your free test now and take control of your health care!
Other HIV Health Services
Planned Parenthood provides other HIV related health services besides testing like education, counseling, and prevention. And for those who find out they are positive, There’s no cure for HIV, but we can connect you to treatment options that can help you live a long healthy life.
Find way more info about HIV, testing, treatment, and prevention on the Planned Parenthood Sexual Health Learning page.