San Francisco Community Health Center
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HIV Testing

Drop-In Hours
MSM & Transgender Clients

Currently we offer free rapid HIV testing on a Drop-In basis to MSM (men who have sex with men) & Transgender clients. If a client does not fit our demographic, please refer to our clinic for an appointment or let a counselor know who will refer the patient out to an agency that best fits their needs. Counselors leave by 4:30pm and thus we take the last client before 4pm to allow ample time to run the test (20 minutes) and counsel/disclose results.

We currently use 4th Generation Alere Determine Kits HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo. It is a quick finger stick and we take 50 microliters of blood (a tiny amount). The test kits render results in just 20 minutes. The Alere Determine Test shows results in both Antigens and Antibodies. It is recommended sexually active individuals get an HIV Test every 3 months. We currently do not charge a fee to get HIV Tests but if a client is interested in completing a full STD test, they must schedule an appointment with our Clinic.

Testing Events

Gameboy SF 1st and 3rd Saturdays
Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St, San Francisco, CA 94102

ShangriLa SF 4th Saturdays
The Endup, 401 6th St. San Francisco, CA 94103

STD Testing

If you are sexually active, getting tested for STDs is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health. Make sure you have an open and honest conversation about your sexual history and STD testing with your healthcare provider and ask whether you should be tested for STDs.

STD testing, diagnosis and treatment, including:
•bacterial vaginosis (BV)
•chlamydia
•genital warts
•gonorrhea
•herpes
•syphilis
•trichomoniasis (trich)
•Other STD testing, diagnosis and treatment services are also available. Please ask our staff for more information.

Make an appointment with our clinic today!

Telephone: 415.292.3400