When it comes to knowing your HIV status, sooner is better.
Getting tested is the most important thing you can do for yourself and for others in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Knowing your status empowers you to make informed decisions.
People are more likely to use caution if they know they can spread the virus. If you are negative, you can learn how to stay negative. If you are positive, you can seek treatment to live a long and healthy life.
Visit the Where to Get Tested page to view local testing sites. Information on the City of Austin Health and Human Services Department’s Counseling, Testing and Outreach is listed below. You may also find testing sites using the red Get Tested widget on the right side of the page.
This website also has:
HIV Counseling, Testing & Outreach
City of Austin Health and Human Services Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Program offers screenings for various sexually transmitted infections (STI), including the HIV virus. It also conducts prevention and outreach using Protocol Based Counseling.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
Others (Chancroid, Lymphogranuloma Venereum, Public Lice, and Scabies)
To schedule an appointment call 512.972.5430. Clinic hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The fee for examination and treatment is $20.
The clinic is located at the first floor of the RBJ Health Center, 15 Waller Street , 78702.
Prevention & Outreach
The City of Austin Health and Human Services Protocol Based Counseling Program (PBC) offers FREE confidential or anonymous counseling and testing for HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis C, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia.
Call 512.972.5580 for an appointment.
The PBC Program also provides mobile outreach and public health education services. Download the May 2013 Mobile Outreach Van Program calendar for HIV testing opportunities.
The schedule is subject to change! Call 512.972.5580 to confirm.
Let’s Talk About HIV
How to Talk About HIV
It Takes MOJO to Have the Conversation
4 Ways to Prevent HIV
Don’t Have Sex
The only sure way to avoid contracting HIV sexually is to avoid sex.
Stay with One Partner
If you and your partner are both HIV negative, being faithful in your monogamous relationship eliminates your risk for HIV infection.
Use Latex Condoms
If you do have sex, always use latex condoms with partner, especially if you do not know your partner’s HIV status.
Don’t Share Needles and Syringes
HIV can be spread by sharing needles and syringes. If you are using drugs, enroll in a treatment program. If you cannot stop drugs, do not share needles and syringes.
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Site Last Updated Wednesday May 15, 2013, 4:16 p.m.