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There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
We offer free and confidential HIV and Hepatitis C testing to teens and young adults ages 13 and older. And if you are HIV positive, we can help make sure you get into care and receive the services and support you need.
Testing is safe and easy:
Testing is FREE for ALL teens and young adults, ages 13 and older.
It's confidential. No one will know.
You may have a blood test, or an oral fluid test if you don't like needles.
You do not need permission from your parent or guardian to get tested.
You can now get your results the same day with an HIV Rapid Test Click here for frequently asked questions about HIV Rapid Testing.
You may also be eligible to receive free STI testing. Click here for more information.
Plus, counselors are on hand during your HIV test to answer all of your questions, including:
How to reduce your risk for HIV
What to do if you have tested positive for HIV
How to help a friend who may have HIV
How to help a family member who may have HIV
How to have safe sex and healthy relationships
Where to get emergency "morning after" contraception treatment
Free HIV counseling and testing (also available for adults, ages 13 and older)
Free STI and Viral Hepatitis Screening and Referrals for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, and Hepatitis C
Free male and female condoms, lube, and other risk reduction and educational materials
Referrals for birth control, family planning, mental health, substance abuse counseling and other services
Post-exposure prophylaxis and HIV testing, follow-up and counseling for young people exposed to HIV through sex or needles or who are victims of sexual assault.
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