Services: HIV Testing (19882 Views)

Pay: $0.00
Available Spaces: Unlimited
Deadline: No Deadline
Start Date: 12/26/2012
All are welcome who may have been at risk for HIV! Are you at risk?

Testing Schedule

Wellness Clinic at 730 Polk Street (Cross street Ellis)
Tuesday: 10am-12pm (at TACE 187 Golden Gate Ave — Program of API Wellness Center)
Wednesday: 1-7pm
Thursday: 1-7pm
Friday: 1-6pm
Saturday: 2-5pm

*These hours are walk-in. Possible to make appointments on Wednesday and Friday.
*Confidential-based testing.
*APIWC is the only site that offers anonymous HIV testing in San Francisco.

How do I make an appointment?

Call (415) 292-3400 or email Appointments need to be made at least one day in advance. Same day appointments may be made based on availability.

Don't have an appointment? Drop-in testing is available Wednesdays - Saturdays on a first-come, first-serve basis, so clients are advised to show up early.

What's involved?

When clients arrive at a testing session, they take a brief survey and review consent forms. We test clients with the Stat Pak Rapid Test, then disclose the results.

How long does it take?

Sessions take about 25–45 minutes, depending on wait time, so allow one hour for the appointment. Be on time for your appointment. We do hold a late policy of 15 minutes, and ask that clients reschedule if they arrive more than 15 minutes late.

Is it free?

HIV testing services are free. Donations are welcome!


730 Polk St (corner of Polk & Ellis) on the Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94109
Area consists of metered street parking. Parking is free after 6pm

Do you speak other languages?

We offer services in several Asian & Pacific Islander languages. Let us know what language services you'll need when making your appointment.

Other Testing Services

For more information about Hepatitis B (HBV) screenings and Hepatitis C (HCV) testing, please click here.

Clients may qualify to access STD Testing and other free medical services with our Wellness Clinic. Click here for more details.

Have I Been At Risk for HIV?

HIV is transmitted only from an HIV positive person in five bodily fluids: blood, semen, pre-ejaculate, vaginal fluid, and breast milk. HIV risk behaviors are any behaviors that may transmit any of the five above fluids from an HIV positive person into the blood stream of an HIV negative person, including unprotected sex and blood to blood contact (i.e. sharing needles).

Please keep in mind the "Window Period" of the test: it may take 3-6 months for antibodies to show up on a HIV antibody test. This test may not reflect something that happened very recently.

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