Anonymous and Confidential HIV Testing

HIV Testing

HIV Testing - Why test?

HIV Testing in Vermont - Where can I get tested?

There are a number of ways that you can get an HIV test.

HIV Testing Options

One way to test for HIV is with a Conventional Test. When you have one of these tests a sample of blood or oral fluid (not saliva) is collected and sent to a lab for testing. You will get a result in about two weeks.

A second way to test is the Rapid Test. When you have one of these tests a sample of blood or oral fluid (not saliva) is collected and screened. A test result is available in about 20 minutes. If the result is "reactive" then you will need a Conventional Test to confirm the result. This means that a sample of blood or oral fluid will be sent to a lab and you will get a result within two weeks.

Free, anonymous oral fluid tests (both Conventional and Rapid) are available throughout Vermont; the health department pays for these tests.

Home HIV Testing Resources

If you have used a home HIV test and have a reactive result, follow manufacturer instructions. If you have any questions about your home test or would like to talk with a trained HIV counselor, please call the in-state HIV Hotline at 800.822.2437 (M-F, 8:00-4:00pm). We can help connect you with free confirmatory testing, resources and support.

HIV/AIDS Hotline

Answered weekdays (except holidays), 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Vermont HIV/AIDS Resource Guide

Vermont HIV/AIDS Resource Guide (pdf)
An easy to use guide to HIV/AIDS resources in Vermont, organized by county. The resource guide includes information about HIV prevention, counseling, testing, and referral programs, as well as services for people living with HIV/AIDS.

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Provider Resources

Poster: Eat right, Exercise, Get your HIV test

Encourage your patients to get more information:
Have them visit 11years.org or call 800-882-2437

Poster: Eat right, Exercise, Get your HIV test. HIV takes about 11 years to turn into AIDS. You could be completely symptom free during that time. Learn more at 11years.org or call 800-882-2437
Print the poster PDF document

HIV takes about 11 years to turn into AIDS. You could be completely symptom free during that time.

Sex with multiple partners or sharing needles puts you at risk for HIV.

Ask for your HIV test today.

 

HIV Counseling & Voluntary Testing for Pregnant Women

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