Philly AIDS Thrift is excited to announce our new, drop-in HIV testing center on the second floor of our store at 710 S. 5th Street. Open since June 2015, the center offers free, rapid HIV testing in a safe, welcoming, and easily accessible location.
Who should get tested?
HIV testing is recommended for anyone between the ages of 13 and 64 as part of routine healthcare. You can’t tell if you have HIV by appearance or health symptoms— HIV testing is the only way to get an accurate diagnosis. Testing is especially recommended for anyone who is sexually active, uses needles to inject drugs or hormones, or has been treated for a sexually transmitted infection. HIV doesn’t discriminate based on sexual orientation, relationship status, race, or age. So get tested today!
How does testing work?
Services are offered in a private and confidential space in the comfort of our store. You can get results in as little as 20 minutes. Rapid testing is performed by certified HIV test counselors who can provide emotional support, link you to care services, and help keep you and your loved ones healthy. Five local HIV/AIDS service organizations have partnered with us to provide these vital services: Action AIDS, Bebashi, GALAEI, Mazzoni Center, and Philadelphia FIGHT. Rapid testing is offered every weekend on the following schedule:
Testing Center Schedule
Testing will be provided by the organizations listed above on the dates and times shown below. (To see the entire calendar on your mobile phone, you may have to turn your device sideways to view it in landscape mode.)
Disclosure: Subject to change without notice – please see schedule posted in the store for most current updates.
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