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Test for HIV with the HIV Antibody Test with Western Blot Confirmation, as carefully selected by our Medical Advisory Board. This HIV test, also known as the ELISA HIV test, screens for viral antibodies and is considered the “gold standard” in HIV testing with accuracy rates exceeding 99%.

The HIV Test Process

HIV Test Details

HIV testing with is quick, accurate and private. Simply order your HIV test online; This HIV test requires a small blood sample, provided at a private local lab. Since testing is performed through a minimally invasive blood draw, there is no need to undress, exams or questioning about your sexual history—just testing.

Where to Test for HIV

HIV testing is available at nearly 4,000 conveniently located testing centers nationwide. All labs are FDA-approved or CLIA-certified and completely private. These labs offer a wide range of diagnostic testing—everything from cholesterol testing to allergy testing—so no one will even think twice about why you there. Appointments are never required; all labs operate on a walk-in basis.

HIV Test Results

getSTDtested understands HIV testing is a sensitive matter, so we are committed to providing answers quickly and efficiently. Online HIV test results are available 1 to 5 business days after visiting the lab and can be accessed in our secure, password-protected portal or by phone.

Things to Know Before Your HIV Test

When to get an HIV Test

The HIV window period—the time between possible exposure and when the HIV test can accurately detect antibodies—is 3 to 6 months. When screening as a general checkup, HIV testing is recommended yearly for all sexually active adults. For exposures before 3 months, an HIV early detection test is available which can detect the virus 10 to 14 days after a possible exposure.

Common HIV Symptoms

Most people with HIV are unaware of their infection since they don’t feel sick right away. Some people may experience flu-like symptoms 1 to 6 weeks after infection. HIV symptoms may include fever, rash, swollen lymph nodes, fatigue, sore throat or muscle aches. Initial symptoms of HIV are sometimes described as the “worst flu ever.”1 Many people with HIV will feel and look healthy, so the only way to diagnose the virus is through an HIV test.

Why Test for HIV

Over 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV, yet 1 in 5 people with HIV are unaware of their infection.2 It’s important to diagnose HIV early and be aware of your status, so proper treatment can begin. HIV is very manageable with treatment and the onset of AIDS can be prevented with medication when detected early. The best way to diagnose the virus early is through routine HIV testing.

Positive? We’ll Help You With HIV Treatment.

Our services go beyond HIV testing. STD counselors are on-call to help interpret your results. If positive, staff doctors are available for a free, personal phone consultation to go over positive HIV test results, answer any questions and help you find appropriate treatment.

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Additional HIV Resources



  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV – CDC Fact Sheet. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Last Reviewed Feb. 2013. Accessed April 2013. 
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Signs and Symptoms. Last Updated June 2012. Accessed April 2013.
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    The HIV early detection test is a DNA-based test that can detect the virus as early as two weeks after possible exposure. However, our physician's recommend pairing the early detection test with the HIV Standard test, which is considered the "gold standard" in HIV screening. However, it may take up to 12 weeks for the HIV Standard test to provide accurate results. Repeat HIV testing is recommended for sexually active adults with multiple partners or concern of exposure.