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Taking an HIV test is the only way that you can be sure of your HIV status. The test is quick, safe and does not involve a needle stick or pain. With a simple finger prick and the Rapid HIV Test, our trained testing staff will provide your test result in about 20 minutes.

You should consider getting tested for HIV if you have ever had unprotected sex with a man or a woman, shared needles or syringes or had any sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia, gonorrhea or syphilis.

Testing is offered Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.  On Tuesday evenings, we offer testing until 8:00 PM during Adams Place: Clinic for Men located at PALSS main office.  We can arrange other appointment times to meet your needs.

For more information, contact the Testing Coordinator at 803-779-7257

The procedure is very simple.

Step 1

Involves the collection of information to help us to identify your personal risk. Out testing counselor will explain the entire testing and screening procedure and what you can expect during the process.

Step 2

In the lab, our certified lab technician will take a simple finger prick. If you have questions or concerns, the lab tech will answer them for you and explain next steps.

Step 3

You will receive your results from a testing counselor. The counselor will ensure that you have information about how to reduce your risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. You and the counselor will work to create a plan that fits your needs and lifestyle.