HIV Test FAQ's - How does a free rapid HIV test work? How fast is it?

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Knowing your HIV status is a key factor in caring for your health while also protecting yourself and your partners from contracting the virus. With free walk-in rapid HIV testing available in Kyiv, Lviv and Odessa and at our mobile testing unit; as well as in other HIV testing points in many cities throughout the entire territory of Ukraine, getting testing is easy, convenient, fast, confidential and free.

If you are outside of Kyiv, Lviv and Odessa, go to our Locations page to find a testing site close to you. Click on the switches below to get answers to the most frequently asked questions:

Knowing your HIV status is the best way to protect your health and the health of your partner. If you are HIV-positive, early diagnosis gives you a high chance to live a healthy, long life. Many who are HIV-positive do not know their status, and could unknowingly infect others. If you are sexually active, get tested.

Testing at our sites is free; it is performed quickly, easily and in a friendly atmosphere.

HIV testing is free at all of our sites, as well as at the sites of partner organizations.

The actual test time will be 15 minutes.

For the rapid HIV test used at our sites a small drop of blood is needed.

Testing algorithm with the use of a primary test is used, and, in case of a positive result, a confirmatory test is immediately carried out also with use of a rapid test., and, in case of a positive result, a confirmatory test is immediately carried out also with use of a rapid test. If you undergo testing at one of our sites in Kyiv, Lviv or Odessa, we guarantee it will be quick and in a quality manner.

You will receive your results before you leave our facility.

The test will be administered by a trained and certified HIV testing counselor.

We only gather the minimum information necessary and required to evaluate your individual needs, to assist us in providing you with services at the qualitative level. We strive to keep the process as simple.

If you receive an HIV-positive test result, our counselors will walk you through the next steps. HIV is not fully curable, but it is treatable and the treatments are highly effective.

Caring for those living with HIV is our mission. If you test positive, our knowledgeable staff will be with you to support you at the stage of confirming the diagnosis of HIV infection and initiating appropriate treatment.

Click on this link for addresses of public healthcare institutions that provide ART (antiretroviral therapy).

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