Fast, free, and confidential HIV rapid testing clinic on October 23Click Here To Reserve A Spot
Harbor Health will host an outdoor HIV Rapid Testing Clinic on Friday, October 23, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, at 10 Minot Street, Dorchester, across the street from Daniel Driscoll – Neponset Health Center.
The fast, free, and confidential clinic is open to anyone in the community who needs to know their HIV status.
No insurance is required and you do not need to be a Harbor Health patient to get tested. The HIV rapid test is a finger stick test and you receive results in 20 minutes or less.
To support safe physical distancing and sanitizing, please reserve a spot at using a first name or alias or call (617) 533-2228.
The HIV rapid testing clinic will take place once a month at our outdoor location at 10 Minot until further notice. If you need more immediate assistance with a rapid HIV test, please call (617) 533-2228 and we will try to help you.
Where Will the HIV Rapid Testing Clinic Take Place?
The HIV rapid testing clinic will take place in a well-ventilated tent for privacy and safety outdoors at 10 Minot Street.
PLEASE NOTE: Everyone will be screened for COVID symptoms prior to getting an HIV rapid test. Please wear a mask or face covering to the clinic or Harbor Health will provide one to you when you arrive if you do not have one.
During the clinic, Harbor Health’s HIV prevention specialists will also answer sexual health questions, offer health resources, and provide safer sex supplies.
Should You Get an HIV Test?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care.
People at higher risk for HIV should get tested more often.
Are you at higher risk for HIV?
According to the CDC, you should get an HIV test as soon as possible if you were HIV-negative the last time you were tested, the test was more than one year ago, and can answer yes to any of the following questions:
- Are you a man who has had sex with another man?
- Have you had sex—anal or vaginal—with a partner who has HIV?
- Have you had more than one sex partner since your last HIV test?
- Have you injected drugs and shared needles, syringes, or other drug injection equipment (for example, cookers) with others?
- Have you exchanged sex for drugs or money?
- Have you been diagnosed with or treated for another sexually transmitted disease?
- Have you been diagnosed with or treated for hepatitis or tuberculosis (TB)?
- Have you had sex with someone who could answer yes to any of the above questions or someone whose sexual history you don’t know?
You should get an HIV test at least once a year if you keep doing any of the things.
Upcoming Free HIV Rapid Testing Clinics
All upcoming HIV Rapid Testing Clinics will take place 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM in the outdoor testing tent.
- Friday, November 13 at Geiger Gibson Community Health Center
- Friday, November 20 at 10 Minot Street, across the street from Daniel Driscoll – Neponset Health Center
- Friday, December 11 at Geiger Gibson Community Health Center
- Friday, December 20 at 10 Minot Street, across the street from Daniel Driscoll – Neponset Health Center
We will post a link to reserve a spot with a first name or alias closer to the upcoming clinic.
Knowing Your HIV Status Is an Important Part of Staying Healthy!
Have questions about Harbor Health’s HIV Rapid Testing Clinic? Please call (617) 533-2228 to speak with an HIV prevention specialist.
Reserve your spot at the fast, free, and confidential HIV rapid testing clinic on October 23 by clicking the button below.Click Here To Reserve A Spot