Free HIV Testing

FAHASS is a recognized testing location for people wanting to know their HIV status.

Testing Schedule
OraQuick Rapid Testing, 20 minute results
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Alternating Saturdays: noon – 5:00 pm
Appointments are helpful but not required.

***Due to lack of demand, we will no longer offer late night testing on Wednesdays.***

For more information call (540) 371-7532 ext. 201 to speak with a memeber of our Testing team.

HIV Testing

OraQuick ADVANCE Rapid Test
The OraQuick ADVANCE Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test (OraQuick) is a rapid screening test for HIV-1 and HIV-2 using blood from a finger stick. The Rapid test provides results in 20 minutes, which enables someone to learn their status in a single visit and allows HIV positive patients to be immediately connected to care. As with all HIV screening tests, a reactive test result needs to be confirmed by an additional Western Blot confirmatory test.

Step 1 - Collect a small blood sample from a finger stick.
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Step 2 - Insert the device
into the buffer with the sample.

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Step 3 - Read at 20 minutes
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The Western Blot confirmatory test is completed with the OraSure test, which enables the collection of an oral fluid sample for use with a lab-based screening test that delivers accurate results for antibodies to HIV-1. Results are received in three days and can be collected in person at FAHASS. Positive screening tests are followed by an OraSure confirmatory test.

What to expect from an HIV test counseling session
Each test is conducted by a trained and certified HIV testing and prevention counselor who is able to discuss confidential issues in a comfortable and non-judgemental setting. A counseling session might discuss some of the following topics:

  • Information about the importance of HIV testing and how often someone should be tested
  • Education on the methods of HIV and STD transmission
  • Ways to reduce the risk of becoming infected with HIV and other STDs
  • Need for additional testing in people who have had a recent exposure to HIV
  • Next steps for people who have a reactive test result

Off-site and Event Testing
Oraquick and Orasure testing options offer the ability to test in non-traditional testing environments, such as outreach programs and mobile testing clinics.We would be glad to work with any organization to schedule a testing time with you.

EmailEmail our Testing team and tell us about your event or give us a call at (540) 371-7532 ext. 201.

 
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