Free HIV & STD Testing
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Free HVI & STD Testing
AIDS Alabama offers FREE HIV, STI and Hepatitis C testing, including rapid HIV testing with results available in 20 minutes. Our STI panel includes Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia. Turnaround time for STI results is 5-7 business days. Call 205-324-9822 for more information.
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HIV, STI AND HEPATITIS C TESTING
Confidential HIV, STI and STD, and Hepatitis C Testing: FREE.
HIV and Hep-C screenings include the following: (1) Rapid HIV antibody test (detects HIV after 90 days) and (1) Hepatitis C. Both test results are available within just 20 minutes. These tests require a blood draw.
STIs and STDs screenings include 3 site testing with a vaginal, rectal, and throat swab to increase accuracy and avoid false negatives. Even if you don’t have symptoms, you can still transmit STIs and STDs to others.
AIDS Alabama's Prevention Coordinators will answer your sexual health questions with friendly, professional and trained staff. A wide variety of other referrals are also available, including referrals for Linkage to Care for HIV+ individuals.
Note: Confidential testing collects your name and contact information which is protected by state and federal privacy laws.
AIDS Alabama is conveniently located in Birmingham, AL at 3529 7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222. You can also find us at different sites throughout the month.
Come on in and get tested! We have a variety of condoms (brands, sizes and styles) and lube are available free!
Frequently Asked Questions
WALK-UP TESTING AVAILABLE OR CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT
TESTING AT El Centro/The Hub
Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
3522 7th Ave S, Birmingham AL 35222
Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Inside El Centro/The HUB building
3522 17th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35222
Why Get Tested for STI/STD?
The only way to avoid the possible transmission of STDs and STIs is to get tested. If you think you may have been exposed, get tested. People can become exposed to STDs and STIs if they or their partner have had unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex.
We offer 3 site testing with a vaginal, rectal, and throat swab to increase accuracy and avoid false negatives. Even if you don’t have symptoms, you can still transmit STDs and STIs to others. For more information about free STD testing, call 205-324-9822
Why Get Tested for HIV?
The only way to know your status and avoid the possible transmission of
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is to get tested. If you think you may have been exposed, get tested. People can become exposed to HIV if:
They or their partners have ever had unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex
They are the sex partner of a man who has sex with men
They are the sex partner of an intravenous (I.V.) drug user
They have sex for drugs, money or other gifts
They have shared unclean needles
Even if you don’t have symptoms, you can transmit the virus to others. Protect yourself and prevent the transmission of HIV to others, especially loved ones, by getting tested. For more information call 205-324-9822
Who should get tested for Hepatitis C?
You should get tested for Hepatitis C if you:
Have injected drugs, even just once or many years ago
Have certain medical conditions, like chronic liver disease and HIV
Received donated blood or organs before 1992
Were born from 1945 – 1965
Have abnormal liver tests or liver disease
Have been exposed to blood on the job through a needle or injured by a sharp object
Are on hemodialysis
Were born to a mother with Hepatitis C
AIDS Alabama, Inc
3529 7th Ave South
Birmingham, AL 35222
Headquarters and Administrative Staff
We focus on housing, policy and advocacy, supportive services, HIV/STI prevention and education, as well as free and confidential HIV/STI testing.
Hours & Times:
Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Administrative Office: AIDS Alabama, Inc.
Address: 3529 7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (205) 324-9822