HIV/STI Testing

Confidential, Sex Positive HIV/STI Testing & Counseling

The Utah AIDS Foundation Test Site

1408 South 1100 East
Salt Lake City, Utah

Test Site Hours

Monday and Thursday evenings 5:00pm - 7:00pm excluding holidays.
Reopening Thursday, November 5th.

All testing is by appointment only. Use this form to give us your information ahead of time as well as schedule your appointment time.

Pricing

All testing will be free while funds last. 

COVID Considerations

  • Masks and social distancing are required while testing.
  • To ensure one direction flow of people, please enter through the front door that is up stairs. Not the door that faces the parking lot
  • We are offering an oral swab HIV test, three site Chlamydia/Gonorrhea testing, and syphilis testing. 
  • We will be calling you with your rapid HIV test results night of instead of having you wait for test results in person. 
  • Safer sex counseling will be offered over the phone rather than in person.

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Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing 

Results for Chlamydia/Gonorrhea and Syphilis tests are available 7-14 days and can be given over the phone or in person.

ALL personal information you give us, as well as your test results, will remain completely confidential!

What tests should I get?

We recommend regular HIV testing to anyone who engages in penetrative sex (anal or vaginal) or to those who share injection drug equipment. 

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are site specific infections. This means that the bacteria are able to infect different sites in the body. So it is important to test every body part that you use for sex. If you only test one site, but use multiple site or body parts for sex, it is possible to miss an infection at a different site.

 If you are an anal receptive partner (bottom) we recommend a rectal swab for Chlamydia/Gonorrhea. If you are an incertive partner for anal or vaginal sex (top), or are the vaginal receptive partner, we recommend getting a urine test for Chlamydia/Gonorrhea. If you perform oral sex, we recommend getting a throat swab for Chlamydia/Gonorrhea. 

We recommend making syphilis testing a regular part of your testing routine. The CDC recommends that gay, bisexual men, and transgender women who have sex with men get a syphilis test every six months. The CDC recommends others get a syphilis test once a year. If you have recently had a sexual encounter with someone who has tested positive for syphilis, we recommend getting a syphilis test. 

Window Periods

A window period is the amount of time an individual must wait after a potential exposure to a bacteria or virus for the test to accurately detect it. 

  • OraQuick ADVANCE Rapid HIV ½ Antibody test: 3 Months
  • Chlamydia/Gonorrhea Testing: 2 weeks
  • Syphilis Testing: 2 Months

Should you get an HIV test?

If you check one or more of the below risk factors, you should be tested for HIV:

  • I have had unprotected anal or vaginal sex with someone who has had other partners.
  • I have shared needles to inject drugs or had sex with someone who has shared needles.
  • I have shared needles for other reasons or had sex with someone who has.

Learn About HIV Testing

At the Utah AIDS Foundation, we conduct a rapid antibody test called the OraQuick ADVANCE Rapid HIV ½  test. Use this chart to learn more about the test. If you have additional questions about the test, please call 1-800-FON-AIDS or follow the links at the bottom of this page.

How does the test work?

  • The test is run using saliva collected from an oral swab. This sample is collected by the client under the direction of one of our certified HIV testing volunteers.

When do I get my results?

  • The same night you take the test.
  • We will give you a call to let you know the results of your test. 

Is there anything I should be concerned about?

  • Be aware that you will know the results the same day you are tested. Think carefully about whether you are ready for the possibility of receiving a reactive result the same day you are tested.

What else should I know?

  • You must wait 3 months from the potential exposure to take the test for accurate results. The test only requires a few drops of blood. No needles will be used to draw blood from your arm.

Is it FDA approved?

  • Yes.

Learn more about HIV Tests here.

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