HIV & Syphilis Testing
We offer free and anonymous testing at our office.
Read more about what to expect when getting tested below!
Testing is easy and it’s a short wait to get your results. A rapid HIV Screening Test is done by a slight prick on your finger, and the results are ready in 15 minutes.
At AIDS Outreach, you are not required to give your name when you get tested. We only ask for your birth year and zip code.
Protecting your confidentiality is enforced at all testing sites. The test is low cost or even free in many places in Montana.
Read more about what results mean below
What Results Mean
We use rapid antibody tests that determined if antibodies to HIV are present in your blood.
If your test is reactive, we will work with you to get confirmatory blood draw test as there are chances of a false positive. This follow up test is confidential, but not anonymous.
If your test is not reactive and it has been longer than three months since your possible exposure to HIV, generally you can feel confident that you have not contracted the virus.
Below are examples of the standard questions you will be asked while your test processes.
Remember your anonymity is respected and we do not collect any
- Have you had vaginal or anal sex while intoxicated and/or high on drugs?
- Have you had vaginal or anal sex with a male, female or transgender person without a condom?
- Do you use intravenous drugs?
- Have you shared drug injection equipment?
More Testing Sites
While AIDS Outreach provides HIV & Syphilis testing, some folks may want to have more than just these two tests conducted.
In that case, we would happily recommend you contact Bridgercare who offers sliding scale pricing on full panel STI tests.
For all testing sites in Montana, please visit getcheckedmt.com