Free HIV and Hepatitis C testing

TPAN offers free and confidential rapid HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) testing on a walk-in basis at our office and outreach in the community via a mobile testing unit (MTU).

Testing is open to anyone 13 and up, and includes pre-and-post-test counseling. Couples testing sessions are also available. Test results in about 20 minutes. 

Learn more about our prevention services, including how to receive referrals for PrEP, PEP testing. Get free condoms and lubricant, syringe supplies, and more information about reducing your vulnerability for HIV.  

Testing hours - Walk In Services Only
 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 12 PM–4 PM
 

 
 
 

What to Expect

An HIV test doesn't have to be scary

Do you think you've been exposed to HIV or hepatitis C (HCV)? TPAN offers free and confidential HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) testing at our office (5537 N. Broadway, Chicago). Anyone 13 and up can take the test, and it includes counseling before and after. Couples testing is also available. It takes as little as 20 minutes to get your results.

If you're nervous about getting an HIV or HCV test, our staff can help. Test counselors are highly qualified and certified, and will provide a non-judgmental space for you to ask questions. They can also refer you to other services if you need them.

During the testing session a counselor will:

  • Explain the testing process and confidentiality protocol

  • Administer your test and share your results within 20 minutes

  • Answer any questions you have about HIV or HCV

  • Direct you to any other resources you may be seeking


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TPAN offers free and confidential rapid HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) testing on a walk-in basis at our office.

Testing is open to anyone 13 and up, and includes pre-and-post-test counseling. Couples testing sessions are also available. Test results in about 20 minutes. 

Learn more about our prevention services, including how to receive referrals for PrEP, PEP, STI testing, and medical care at  one of our healthcare partners. Get free condoms and lubricant, injection supplies, and more information about reducing your vulnerability for HIV.  

Confidentiality

What information we collect

TPAN offers confidential, but not anonymous, testing for HIV and hepatitis (HCV). We are required to collect basic information about each person who receives a test from us, including your name, gender, date of birth, zip code, and race or ethnicity. Collecting this information is a requirement from our grant funding—and ensures that the we are reaching the specific populations we have set out to help.

TPAN adheres to all HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability) laws. Information collected through a test is only shared with your knowledge and consent. We do not collect or distribute other demographic information to any third parties. For more information on how TPAN uses information we collect, see our Privacy Policy.

If you would prefer an anonymous test, ask your testing counselor or contact our Prevention department for a referral.

Testing Negative

If your test result is negative (non-reactive) for HIV, it means the presence of HIV antibodies, evidence of HIV infection, was not detected in your body. This means you do not have HIV, unless you are taking the test too soon after being exposed to the virus. Your test counselor will help you determine whether it is recommended to retest again soon.

Talk to your testing counselor about your test result. With a non-reactive test result, TPAN is here to support you in continuing to build a "prevention toolbox"—a set of tips, strategies, and goals specific to you and your life, which will help you remain HIV-negative.

Ask a test counselor about our Lifeline program and other resources we offer for HIV-negative individuals.

Testing Positive

Positive (reactive) results for HIV mean your body has HIV antibodies. In most cases this means that HIV is present in your body. To confirm the results, our testing counselors will ask you to get a second test.

Take a deep breath. There are a lot of HIV-positive people who live long and happy lives.

Don't forget: knowing your status is better than not knowing. You'll work with your test counselor on the next steps which include:

  • Finding a compassionate HIV specialist
  • Connecting you with key medical services
  • Sharing other supportive services info
  • Telling partners, family, or friends about your status

Remember, the sooner you are able to see a doctor for HIV, the better equipped you are to stay healthy, without complications from HIV.

Learn more about HIV treatment, and TPAN's services for those living with HIV