Are you concerned about exposure to HIV?
Find out your risk with the most accurate HIV test available
Preparing for your HIV testTesting for HIV is quick and easy, requiring a simple blood sample.
How HIV testing works
Getting accurate HIV test resultsHIV test results are available in 5 business days or less via password-protected, online portal or phone. For a comprehensive STD testing experience, we have certified STD counselors and physicians on-staff to help interpret STD test results and answer your most pressing questions.
When should I test for HIV?The HIV window period, the time between potential exposure and when the test can accurately detect viral antibodies in the blood, is 3 to 6 months for the standard HIV test.
Know your HIV symptomsFollowing infection, many people do not experience symptoms of HIV. When present, early signs of HIV can include flu-like symptoms such as fatigue, fever, headache, and swollen lymph nodes. It is important not to rely on HIV symptoms as a means of detection, as early signs of HIV can mimic other general health conditions.
How often should I test for HIV?HIV testing is recommended once a year as part of a routine STD screen for all sexually active adults. High-risk populations, such as men who have sex with other men, sex workers, intravenous drug users, and those with multiple partners, should test for HIV and STDs more frequently--as often as every 3 to 6 months. Anyone concerned of recent exposure should also seek HIV testing.
Which HIV test does getSTDtested offer?GetSTDtested uses the ELISA HIV test confirmed by Western Blot. This blood test detects HIV antibodies in the body and is 99.9% accurate. We also offer an HIV Early Detection Test.
Compassionate HIV treatmentThere is currently no cure for HIV. However, people living with HIV/AIDS can lead long, normal lives with treatment. The most common and effective treatment is through HAART (Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy), a combination of antiviral medications, which work to suppress and control the HIV virus. Our in-house physicians are available to answer your most pressing questions and advise you on how to seek proper treatment based on your current situation if you test positive for HIV.
Commitment to your privacyYour privacy is the cornerstone of our business. HIV test results will not appear on your medical or insurance records, we will not sell your data, our communications are always discreet, and a large portion of our lab locations allow you to get tested using a privacy ID code - you won't need an ID.
* ABOUT HIV TESTING
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.