Now Offering “At-Home” HIV Testing

The Project of PHC now offers “At-Home” HIV Testing

The pandemic has changed the world, and while the Prevention Team is still providing free and confidential HIV and STI testing at our 1200 University Clinic, Monday through Friday 9 AM – 3 PM, we know that coming into the clinic is not an option for everyone.

At Home Testing

We are excited to announce that preventative HIV screening has been expanded to include an at-home HIV testing option for our clients who have compromised immune systems.

To see if you qualify to test at home, give us a call at (515) 248-1595, and one of our staff members will determine if an at-home test is right for you.

Illustration of an open at-home HIV testing kit.

Once we have determined you qualify for an at home-test here are the steps for getting tested:

1. We send you an at-home-testing-kit in the mail.

2. When you receive the test in the mail follow the directions provided to complete the at-home test either on your own or on Zoom with one of our Prevention Specialists.

3. After you have completed the test, call the clinic to report your results.

4. In the event that you do test positive, we will schedule an HIV confirmation test at the clinic. Remember the At-Home-Test is a screening and not a diagnosis.

If you wish to conduct the test over Zoom we schedule a time for you to meet with one of our prevention specialists. While you administer the test and are waiting for the results a member of our team will provide counseling, answer questions, and talk about prevention options like PrEP.

The last few months have dramatically changed how we operate and serve our clients. At-home testing will help us continue our work to end the HIV epidemic in the midst of the pandemic.

1200 University Avenue, #120, Des Moines, IA 50314

(515) 248-1595

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