Free HIV Testing & Counseling



The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone over the age of 13 tests for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus at least once as a part of routine health care. This testing is important because one in six people in the U.S. who are living with HIV do not know they are infected. Those engaging in various activities that put them in contact with others’ bodily fluids are recommended to test at least once a year. Wellness and Health Promotion Services offers Free Confidential HIV Rapid Testing five days a week with an appointment and walk-ins events once a month.

All of our testers are trained and certified by the Florida Department of Health of Orange County. The INSTI® HIV-1/HIV-2 Rapid Antibody test is extremely accurate (99%) in detecting the presence of HIV antibodies using blood obtained through a finger stick or venous blood draw. The test involves a finger prick and accurate results in 1 minute. The test has a window period of up to three months, so it is important to discuss the previous risks with your HIV tester. Testing is confidential, as well as issues discussed, and questions asked. Along with learning your status, your tester will review risk reduction strategies and assist you in creating a personalized risk reduction plan.

To make an appointment, call (407)823-5841 (M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.). Appointments are available to anyone in the Orlando community. We ask for PID numbers for UCF students, faculty and staff. If you are not a current student or do not wish to provide this information, please let the front desk staff know at the time of booking.

How is INSTI performed?

The INSTI® HIV-1/HIV-2 Antibody Test is a rapid test that is used for the detection of antibodies to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Type 1 and Type 2 in human blood, which is done through a finger prick and you get your results in 1 minute.

 

New Clients:

Please CLICK HERE to complete your consent and intake forms prior to your appointment. You will need to input the password provided to you when you scheduled your appointment.

Need to schedule an appointment? Call 407-823-5841 to speak with a member of our team.

 

COVID-19 Update:

Our office has re-opened and is accepting new HIV testing appointments. Please call 407-823-5841 to schedule an appointment.

Communication with a potential sexual partner is important to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted illnesses and HIV. It is always important to ask questions about your partner’s history. During COVID-19, consider including these questions:

  • Have you been physically distancing?
  • Have you been wearing a face covering?
  • Have you been around anyone with a confirmed case of COVID?
  • Have you been testing for COVID? When? What were your results?
  • Have you been tested for an STI? If so, when?
  • Have you had unprotected sex since your last STI and HIV tests?

 

WHAT IS HIV?

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks cells throughout the body that helps to fight infection, making a person more vulnerable to other infections and diseases. It is spread by human contact with certain bodily fluids of a person with HIV, during unprotected sex (sex without a condom or HIV medicine to prevent or treat HIV), or through sharing injection drug equipment. When left untreated, HIV can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). There is currently no effective HIV cure that exists, but once an individual is on medication it prolongs your life.