STD Screening and HIV Testing
Two good reasons to have an HIV test:
- If you're not infected, you can learn how to stay that way.
- If you are infected, new treatments can keep you healthy.
At APICHA, we offer free and confidential HIV counseling and testing in English and various A&PI languages, such as Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese), Tagalog, Vietnamese, Korean, Thai, Hindi, Bengali, and Urdu. Please indicate if you need an interpreter when you make an appointment.
To schedule an appointment, please call APICHA’s Infoline (toll-free), 1-866-APICHA9 (1-866-274-2429).
APICHA offers the following screenings:
HIV Tests (confidential):
OraQuick Advance – This is a confidential HIV antibody test that requires collection of a blood sample through a finger stick (1 drop of blood) or an oral swab, and provides a result in 20 minutes. A result could be reactive or non-reactive. In the event of a reactive (positive) result, a confirmatory test will be conducted. It will take up to five business days to receive the confirmatory result.
HIV Testing is available on the following days:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday – 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Syphilis Screenings (confidential):
A blood sample is required and results are available within 5 business days. This can be done in the same visit as an HIV test.
Other STD screenings are available. For more information, click here.
APICHA provides referrals to clients who receive HIV counseling and testing. These referrals are given during the counseling session and include services such as mental health, substance use, primary medical care, public benefits, insurance, sexual health, case management, and others. Some of these services are available at APICHA. If you have any questions, please ask your counselor.
1-866-APICHA9 (1-866-274-2429) is a toll-free information hotline that provides information on HIV, STDs, and other sexual health concerns. Appointments for HIV and syphilis testing and questions regarding STDs can also be addressed at this number.