A test can tell you if you are infected with HIV.
The test we use detects HIV antibodies in blood or other body fluids- it does not test for the virus itself.
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is the virus that causes AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), which destroys the immune system and leaves the body vulnerable to debilitating infections. When HIV enters the body, such as through contact with an infected individual or contaminated needle, the immune system responds by producing antibodies directed against the virus. These antibodies can be detected about 3 to 8 weeks after exposure to the virus.
If exposure to the virus is more recent, then antibody levels may be too low to detect.
You are NOT required to give your name when you get tested and protecting your anonymity is enforced at our testing sites. Testing staff are also trained to non-judgmentally answer questions and concerns about behavior, transmission and sexually transmitted diseases and infections- and will help you do a behavior risk evaluation if you’d like one.
We will also give you free condoms, lubricant, barrier protection and brochures on any number of pertinent topics.
We want you to be healthy!
Answers to the most common HIV testing questions are here.
These are the places in Bozeman, Montana where you can get tested for HIV:
Free and anonymous 20 minute rapid HIV Testing.
You can also call or write us to schedule an appointment at a time convenient for you.202 S Black Street, Suite 603, Bozeman MT 59715 (406)451-5718
Free and anonymous 20 minute rapid HIV Testing- they also do rapid Hepatitis C testing.(406) 556-1139
Provides anonymous (donation) and confidential (fees based on income) rapid HIV testing.
Open Monday through Saturday.