AVOL offers free walk-in HIV testing on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 – 8 PM. 365 Waller Avenue, Suite 100.
About the test – HIV testing is simple, easy, free, and confidential. AVOL uses Clearview Complete and OraQuick rapid HIV antibody tests. These antibodies are a person’s natural response to the virus and typically develop between one to three months after infection. The tests take 15-20 minutes to develop so you will leave knowing your HIV status.
Why is testing Important? – Nearly 1 in 8 Americans with HIV do not know they are infected with the virus and these people account for nearly 1/3 of new HIV infections according to a Center for Disease Control and Prevention report. It can be almost impossible to tell if someone is living with HIV. A person can live many years without showing symptoms. The only way to know for sure is to take an HIV test. The CDC recommends anyone who is sexually active get tested annually.
Should I take the test? – Behaviors that put you at risk for HIV include vaginal, anal or oral sex without using a condom or sharing injection drug equipment with someone who has HIV. If you participate in any of these activities, you should be tested at least once a year. People who engage in regular high risk sexually activity or needle usage may benefit from more frequent testing.
How much does it cost? – HIV testing is completely free.
Do I have to make an appointment? – No, AVOL has walk-in testing hours every Monday and Wednesday from 3pm-8pm. If these times do not fit into your schedule then call 859-225-3000 ext. 30 or ext. 25 to schedule an appointment or click the link above.