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50 In 50: Where To Get Tested On National HIV Testing Day

By Stephanie Ogbogu

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June 27th is National HIV Testing Day, a day first observed in 1995 to bring awareness to HIV and encourage everyone to get tested and know their status. In 2017, African Americans accounted for 43% of the United States HIV diagnoses despite only being 13% of the U.S. population. Out of the 43% of those African Americans diagnosed with HIV, 26% are Black women.

We’d like to encourage everyone to get tested and know their status, so we are dropping a list of 50 Black and LGBTQ friendly testing centers across the 50 states where you can get tested.

If you can’t make it in today, these places are available for testing daily, not just for National HIV Testing Day. Don’t see your city here? Find a testing center near you by clicking this link.

Alabama

The Hub

2217 6th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233

(205) 703-4199

The Hub offers many services for young men of color who are interested in learning about HIV prevention services. Along with testing, The Hub also provides referral and other services that help to enrich the lives of our brothers. Visit their website here.

Alaska

Four A’s

1057 W. Fireweed Lane, Suite 102

Anchorage, AK

(907) 263-2050

The Mission of the Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association (Four A’s) is to support and empower people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and to work toward the elimination of HIV infection and its stigma in all Alaskan communities. They also offer testing. Visit their website here.

Arizona

Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS

1101 N Central Ave #200,

Phoenix, AZ 85004

(602) 307-5330

The Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS was created by and for people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS, including families and partners. Their mission is to serve the community through prevention, education, client-centered services. Visit their website here.

Arkansas

Consortiacare

523 S Louisiana St.

Little Rock, AR 72201

(501) 376-6299

Consortiacare, which also operates under the name Arkansas Aids Foundation, is located in Little Rock, Arkansas. The organization offers a number of services, including STD testing.


California

Black AIDS Institute

1833 W 8th St # 200

Los Angeles, CA 90057

(213) 353-3610 ext. 103

The Black AIDS Institute’s mission is to stop the AIDS epidemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront HIV.

They do this by interpreting public and private sector HIV policies, conducting training, offering technical assistance, disseminating information and providing advocacy mobilization from a uniquely and unapologetically Black point of view. Visit their website here.

Colorado

Denver Colorado AIDS Project

2490 W. 26th Ave., Building A, Suite 300

Denver, 80211

303 837-0166 ext. 471

Colorado AIDS Project encourages all individuals to know their HIV status. They offer free and confidential testing for youth and adults 13 years and older. They also accept walk-ins every Thursday from 2pm-6pm. Visit their website here.

Connecticut

Circle Care Center

618 West Avenue 

Norwalk, CT 06850

(203)852-9525

Circle Care Center’s mission is to provide the highest quality services to its patients in Southern Connecticut. They specialize in primary care for people living with HIV, the LGBTQ community, as well as HIV prevention (PrEP & PEP), Hepatitis C and STI testing and treatment. Visit their website here.

Delaware

AIDS Delaware

100 W 10th Street, Suite 315

Wilmington, DE

(302) 652-6776

Free, confidential HIV testing is available at AIDS Delaware. Make an appointment or walk right in. They encourage all Delawareans to know their status and get tested. Nights and weekends are available by appointment. Visit their website here.

Florida

Hope & Health Center of Central Florida

707 Mendham Boulevard, Suite 104

Orlando, Florida 32825

(407) 645-2577

The Hope and Help Center of Central Florida, Inc. is a not-for-profit health center, offering HIV/STD/HEP C testing, treatment, and primary medical care.  For over 30 years, Hope & Help has provided health services, community outreach programs, and has launched HIV awareness campaigns to prevent new HIV transmissions. Visit their website here.

Georgia

Empowerment Resource Center

230 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 1800

Atlanta, GA 30303

(404) 526-1145

Empowerment Resource Center (ERC) provides health-related programs and services, more specifically HIV and STI prevention education, risk reduction counseling, testing, referral, and treatment services, client advocacy and navigation services, and primary care linkages. Today they’re offering FREE rapid HIV testing at Hurt Park on Edgewood. Visit their website here.

Hawaii

Maui AIDS Foundation

(808) 242-4900

Maui AIDS Foundation is the only comprehensive HIV/AIDS organization in Maui County providing assistance with services including linkage to medical care, access to HIV medications, financial housing assistance, food, and emotional and educational support to those in need. Visit their website here.

Idaho

Allies Linked for the Prevention of HIV and AIDS

537 W Bannock St #100

Boise, ID 83702

(208) 424-7799

Everyone is welcome at Allies Linked for the Prevention of HIV and AIDS no matter your HIV status, socioeconomic status, housing status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Walk-in testing is available, appointments are encouraged. Visit their website here.

Illinois

Chicago Area Walgreens

For National HIV Testing Day, More than 20 Walgreens locations in Chicago partnered with the Greater Than AIDS foundation to offer free and confidential HIV testing between 10 AM and 7 PM. No appointment is necessary. To find a location near you, click here.

Indiana

Damien Center

26 North Arsenal Avenue

Indianapolis, Indiana 46201

317 632 0123

Established in response to the local AIDS crisis, Damien Center is now a local and national leader in HIV care and prevention. Visit their website here.

Iowa

The Project of PHC (formerly AIDS Project of Central Iowa)

1200 University Ave #120

Des Moines, IA 50314

(515) 248-1595

The Project of PHC provides services to help people living with HIV move through the stages of HIV medical care. They also provide free and confidential HIV and STI screening. Visit their website here.

Kansas

Healthy Living Projects

8650 W 95th St.

Overland Park, KS, 66212

(913) 708-1414

Healthy Living Projects provides the Overland Park community with HIV prevention education and support services needed by individuals at-risk for or living with HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. Visit their website here.

Kentucky

Aids Volunteers Inc

365 Waller Ave Suite 100

Lexington, KY 40504

(859) 225-3000

AVOL Kentucky’s mission is to collaborate with communities to END HIV in the Commonwealth. Visit their website here.

Louisiana

The Movement

1631 Elysian Fields Ave.

New Orleans, LA 70117

504-945-4000

The Movement, a program of NO/AIDS Task Force which is itself a division of Crescent Care, was created to bring a new approach to HIV prevention to address these statistics among the black gay/bisexual community in New Orleans.  Visit their website here.

Maine

Frannie Peabody Center

30 Danforth St.

Portland, ME 04101

(207) 774-6877

As a single point of entry for people affected by HIV/AIDS, Frannie Peabody Center offers client-centered services that address the unique challenges of each individual. Visit their website here.

Maryland

Chase Brexton Health Services

1111 N Charles St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

(410) 837-2050

The Chase Brexton Health center offers various healthcare services, including HIV screenings and LGBTQ care. Visit their website here.

Massachusetts

Program RISE

1 Grant St #100,

Framingham, MA 01702

(508) 935-2960

Program RISE is a multi-service component of JRI Health, serving the MetroWest area (Framingham and surrounding towns) offering STI preventative, counseling, and testing services for the public as well as case management and group support services for individuals affected and living with HIV/AIDS. Visit their website here.

Michigan

AIDS Partnership Michigan

3011 W Grand Blvd Suite 230

Detroit, MI 48202

(313) 446-9800

Established in 1983, AIDS Partnership Michigan (APM) is the oldest AIDS multi-service organization in Michigan serving Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, St. Clair, and Lapeer counties.  For more information, visit www.aidspartnership.org.

Minnesota

JustUs Health

2577 W Territorial Rd

St Paul, MN 55114

 (612) 341-2060

JustUs Health combines the full range of prevention, education, advocacy, and support services for people at risk of or affected by HIV, developed by Minnesota AIDS Project, with the innovative research and education programs of Rainbow Health Initiative and Training to Serve. Visit their website here.

Mississippi

Planned Parenthood Hattiesburg Center 

214 South 27th Avenue

Hattiesburg, MS 39401

601-296-6001

Mississippi’s African Americans are the hardest hit by HIV. Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education. Visit their website here.

Missouri

Project Ark

4169 Laclede Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63108

(314) 535-7275

In Missouri, approximately 10,000 people are living with HIV. Project Ark is dedicated to providing support for those infected, affected, and at risk of the disease. Visit their website here.

Montana

Montana Gay Men’s Task Force

127 N Higgins Ave # 203

Missoula, MT 59802

(406) 829-8075

Montana Gay Men’s Task Force is a collective of gay and bisexual men providing health services, education, and fellowship to other gay and bisexual men throughout Montana. They provide rapid HIV testing in addition to on-site testing for syphilis and hepatitis C. Visit their website here.

Nebraska

Nebraska AIDS Project

Nebraska AIDS Project (NAP) leads the community in the fight to overcome HIV/AIDS and its stigma through education, supportive services, and advocacy. They have various locations so visit their website to find a one near you.

Nevada

ACCEPT (Access for Community & Cultural Education Programs & Trainings)

100 Washington St #250

Reno, NV 89503

(775) 786-5886

ACCEPT is the only community-based (501c3) organization providing HIV/AIDS prevention education, intervention, and support services targeting African Americans in Washoe County.  Visit their website here.

New Hampshire

Equality Health Center

38 S Main St,

Concord, NH 03301

Amongst their various health services, Equality Health Center offers HIV Testing & Prevention services along with LGBTQ Health. Visit their website here.

New Jersey

African American Office of Gay Concerns

877 Broad Street

Newark, NJ 07102

973-639-0700

The African American Office of Gay Concerns (AAOGC) is a nonprofit organization who strives to ensure that men of color have a platform in the fight against HIV/AIDS. They offer HIV testing, Free Sexual Health Resources, Support groups, Peer Advocacy, Sex Education, and more. Visit their website here.

New Mexico

New Mexico Aids Services Inc

3900 Osuna Rd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87109

(505) 938-7100

New Mexico AIDS Services (NMAS) was started by a group of concerned citizens in response to the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic. They provide direct services, such as housing and food, for people with HIV/AIDS, as well as prevention, education, and advocacy efforts to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in the community, especially with high-risk populations.   Visit their website here.

New York

Chelsea Sexual Health Clinic

303 9th Ave 1st Floor

New York, NY 10001

Chelsea Sexual Health Clinic is just one of the NYC Department of Health’s eight Sexual Health Clinics. You can get low- to no-cost services for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, at any one of these clinics with no appointment and no parental consent necessary. Anyone who is 12 or older can visit a clinic, regardless of immigration status. For a listing of all clinic locations, download the Sexual Health Clinic Map (PDF).

North Carolina

22 N Elm St #1000

Greensboro, NC 27401

(336) 617-7722

NCAC offers clinical setting testing and counseling in both Guilford and Forsyth Counties. Testing by appointment is also available by calling one of our office locations listed below. Everything is free and confidential.

North Dakota

First District Health Unit

801 11th Ave SW

Minot, ND 58701

701-852-1376

First District Health Unit’s Minot office offers free HIV testing for people with certain risk factors.  You also must have an appointment for an HIV test.

Ohio

Equitas Health

Equitas Health remains committed to continuing evidence-based prevention programs to help prevent new HIV infections in the Black community by providing free anonymous or confidential testing and evidence-based risk reduction strategies — for both HIV-positive and HIV negative clients, in addition to those whose status is unknown. Visit their website to find a location near you.

Oklahoma

Planned Parenthood – Central Oklahoma City Clinic

619 NW 23rd St

Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education. Visit their website here.

Oregon

Pivot

2236 SE Belmont St

Portland, OR 97214

(503) 445-7699

Pivot, located at Prism Health, is dedicated to providing free HIV and STI screenings to the LGBTQ+ community on a walk-in basis. Visit their website here.

Pennsylvania

ActionAIDS

1026 Arch St

Philadelphia, PA 19107

(267) 940-5515

Action Wellness is a nonprofit organization serving the Greater Philadelphia area. They serve all people, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, national origin, gender identity, immigration status, insurance status or your ability to pay. Visit their website here.

Rhode Island

AIDS Project Rhode Island

9 Pleasant St.

Providence, RI 02906

401.831.5522

AIDS Project Rhode Island offers walk-in HIV, Syphilis & Hepatitis C testing as well as appoints. Visit their website here.

South Carolina

Hope Health

360 North Irby St.  

Florence, SC 29501

(843) 667-9414

Hope Health provides HIV/STD and Hepatitis C screening, prevention, and education services. The site is also home to a Personal Health Clinic which is open to the community provides affordable sexual health care, including STD screenings and treatment, as well as pap smears. Visit their website.

South Dakota

Heartland Health Resource Center

2500 W 49th St #103

Sioux Falls, SD 57105

(605) 271-4813

Heartland Health Resource Center is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting overall wellness for people living in Eastern South Dakota with HIV/AIDS and at-risk individuals.  Visit their website here.

Tennessee

Street Works

1225 9th Ave N

Nashville, TN 37208

(615) 259-7676

Street Works is one of Tennessee’s leading HIV service organizations, providing free, confidential HIV testing and supportive services to persons living with HIV disease in the inner city of Nashville/Middle Tennessee. Visit their website here.

Texas

The Montrose Center

401 Branard St

Houston, TX 77006

(713) 529-0037

The Montrose Center empowers the LGBTQ community and their families, to enjoy healthier and more fulfilling lives. They also offer mental health services and HIV screening. Visit their website here.

Utah

Utah AIDS Foundation

1408 South 1100 East

Salt Lake City, Utah 84105

(801) 487-2323

The Utah AIDS Foundation provides confidential, sex-positive HIV/STI testing and counseling. Be sure to check out their HIV/STI testing info and locations.

Vermont

Vermont Cares

Vermont CARES works for and with Vermonters affected by HIV/AIDS to promote well being through a continuum of prevention, support, and advocacy services. They have multiple locations across the state but their main office is based in Burlington.

Virginia

LGBT Life Center

248 W 24th St.

Norfolk, VA 23517

(757) 640-0929

LGBT Life Center is a trusted leader that empowers the LGBTQ communities and all people affected by HIV through improving health and wellness, strengthening families and communities, and providing transformative education and advocacy. Visit their site here.

Washington State

Lifelong

1016 E Pike St #300

Seattle, WA 98122

(206) 957-1600

Each member of the Lifelong Prevention and Education team is trained and certified to administer HIV Rapid tests.  Finger Stick Rapid testing is quick, easy and involves little or no pain; it is also the most accurate, quick type of test available today. Visit their website here.

Washington D.C.

Us Helping Us, People Into Living Inc.

3636 Georgia Ave NW

Washington, DC 20010

Established in 1985, Us Helping Us began as a group of volunteers that provided holistic health information for people living with AIDS. The strategy was to teach natural holistic techniques – involving the body, mind, and spirit – for health maintenance. As it exists today, Us Helping Us is an experienced CBO with two locations in the greater Washington, DC area, including a certified, freestanding mental health clinic. Visit their website here.

West Virginia

Grafton-Taylor County Health Department

718 W Main St

Grafton, WV 26354

Visit Grafton-Taylor County Health Department‘s website to book your HIV/STD screening in the Grafton area.

Wisconsin

AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin – ARCW

600 Williamson St

Madison, WI 53703

(608) 252-6540

AIDS Resources Center of Wisconsin offers quality care and support for everyone interested in HIV treatment and prevention. Get tested for free. Visit their website.

Wyoming

Reproductive Healthcare of the Big Horns

128 S Thurmond St

Sheridan, WY 82801

(307) 672-7054

Reproductive Healthcare of the Big Horns offers pregnancy counseling, contraceptives and of course HIV and STD testing. Visit their website.

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