Free, rapid, confidential HIV & STI testing
SHAC HIV provides HIV and other sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing upon request to anyone over 14 years of age.
Walk-ins are welcome! Testing is offered on a walk-in or appointment basis in the Carrboro clinic every Wednesday from 6:00-9:30pm. Services at Carrboro include HIV, hepatitis C (HCV), and gonorrhea/chlamydia testing. HIV and HCV test results are provided in about 30 minutes using the OraQuick system. Gonorrhea and chlamydia test results are delivered the week following the test. Trained student counselors provide education, prevention, and risk reduction information accompanying all STI tests. Learn more about us on Facebook or on Twitter.
We also offer HIV testing and counseling in Durham every Monday from 5:30pm until 8:00pm at the Lincoln Community Health Center.
Have questions about HIV or other STI testing? Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Things you should know about HIV and AIDS:
- HIV is the virus that causes AIDS and often has no symptoms. Getting tested is the best way to find out if you have HIV. If your test does come back positive, that DOES NOT mean you have AIDS.
- There are many treatments available to help people with HIV lead productive, healthy lives although there is still no cure for HIV.
- HIV can be transmitted from an infected individual to an uninfected person through blood, vaginal fluid, breastmilk, anal mucus, semen, and pre-semen.
- Not sharing needles and using a condom every time you have sex are the best ways to protect yourself from contracting HIV.
- A highly effective HIV prevention medication is available for qualifying at-risk people.
Things you should know about sexually transmitted infections (STIs):
- STIs may be symptomless or may have visual or physical symptoms
- Male and female condoms and dental dams are the best way to prevent spreading an STI to a partner, but they are not perfect!
- Getting tested regularly is the best way for sexually active people to be and stay safe.
- Gonorrhea and chlamydia can all be cured with antibiotics, but this also means a person can be re-infected after treatment.
- Hepatitis C can be transmitted by sharing needles or sexual contact, and is treatable with medication.
- Did you know? Anyone born between 1945 and 1965 may be at risk for Hepatitis C because of exposure through medical equipment prior to the 1970’s. Getting tested once is enough to learn your status if you fall into this age group!
Visit these official sites for more information about HIV and STIs: