50 In 50: Where To Get Tested On National HIV Testing Day
By Stephanie Ogbogu
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.
2217 6th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
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.
1057 W. Fireweed Lane, Suite 102
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.
Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS
1101 N Central Ave #200,
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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.
523 S Louisiana St.
Little Rock, AR 72201
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.
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.
Denver Colorado AIDS Project
2490 W. 26th Ave., Building A, Suite 300
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.
Circle Care Center
618 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
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.
100 W 10th Street, Suite 315
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.
Hope & Health Center of Central Florida
707 Mendham Boulevard, Suite 104
Orlando, Florida 32825
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.
Empowerment Resource Center
230 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA 30303
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.
Maui AIDS Foundation
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.
Allies Linked for the Prevention of HIV and AIDS
537 W Bannock St #100
Boise, ID 83702
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.
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.
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.
The Project of PHC (formerly AIDS Project of Central Iowa)
1200 University Ave #120
Des Moines, IA 50314
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.
Healthy Living Projects
8650 W 95th St.
Overland Park, KS, 66212
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.
Aids Volunteers Inc
365 Waller Ave Suite 100
Lexington, KY 40504
AVOL Kentucky’s mission is to collaborate with communities to END HIV in the Commonwealth. Visit their website here.
1631 Elysian Fields Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70117
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.
Frannie Peabody Center
30 Danforth St.
Portland, ME 04101
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.
Chase Brexton Health Services
Baltimore, MD 21201
The Chase Brexton Health center offers various healthcare services, including HIV screenings and LGBTQ care. Visit their website here.
Framingham, MA 01702
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.
AIDS Partnership Michigan
3011 W Grand Blvd Suite 230
Detroit, MI 48202
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.
2577 W Territorial Rd
St Paul, MN 55114
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.
Planned Parenthood Hattiesburg Center
214 South 27th Avenue
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
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.
4169 Laclede Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
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 Gay Men’s Task Force
127 N Higgins Ave # 203
Missoula, MT 59802
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 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.
ACCEPT (Access for Community & Cultural Education Programs & Trainings)
100 Washington St #250
Reno, NV 89503
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.
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.
African American Office of Gay Concerns
877 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
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 Aids Services Inc
3900 Osuna Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
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.
Chelsea Sexual Health Clinic
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).
22 N Elm St #1000
Greensboro, NC 27401
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.
First District Health Unit
801 11th Ave SW
Minot, ND 58701
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.
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.
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.
2236 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214
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.
1026 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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.
AIDS Project Rhode Island
9 Pleasant St.
Providence, RI 02906
AIDS Project Rhode Island offers walk-in HIV, Syphilis & Hepatitis C testing as well as appoints. Visit their website here.
360 North Irby St.
Florence, SC 29501
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.
Heartland Health Resource Center
2500 W 49th St #103
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
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.
1225 9th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208
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.
The Montrose Center
Houston, TX 77006
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 AIDS Foundation
1408 South 1100 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84105
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 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.
LGBT Life Center
248 W 24th St.
Norfolk, VA 23517
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.
1016 E Pike St #300
Seattle, WA 98122
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.
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.
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.
AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin – ARCW
600 Williamson St
Madison, WI 53703
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.
Reproductive Healthcare of the Big Horns
128 S Thurmond St
Sheridan, WY 82801
Reproductive Healthcare of the Big Horns offers pregnancy counseling, contraceptives and of course HIV and STD testing. Visit their website.