HIV, STI, & Hep C Testing
The Alliance for Positive Health provides a robust continuum of community-based free, confidential HIV, STI and HCV testing for those who are at high risk and do not access testing from their medical provider. We utilize rapid HIV, HCV and syphilis screens with preliminary results during the test counseling session. We confirm reactive results with testing through blood draws with several days for turnaround. We also provide urine screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea with results in a few days.
The Alliance for Positive Health works towards ending the epidemic and eliminating stigma through Undetectable=Untransmittable (U=U). The concept is a simple but important campaign based on a foundation of scientific evidence. Individuals who take antiretroviral therapy (ART) and maintain an undetectable viral load can not sexually transmit the HIV virus to others. The goal of U=U is to reduce the amount of stigma felt by someone living with HIV. With less stigma and more treatment, we can reach our goal of ending the epidemic.
Testing and Screenings Include:
- HIV- The rapid HIV test is a quick finger prick with results in about 30 mins.
- Gonorrhea & chlamydia screening- An easy urine test. Results in a week.
- Hepatitis C- A quick finger stick test.
- Syphilis- A simple blood draw. Get your result in a week.
Test Together: Getting an HIV test can be difficult, if not downright scary — and telling your partner the results can be even more difficult.
Testing Together provides an opportunity for you and your partner to have your HIV test together and get your test results together, with a trained counselor present to help you talk about the results. Testing and receiving your results together can start an ongoing healthy conversation between you and your partner about HIV in your relationship, and allow you to talk openly about building a protection plan together.
Walk-In Testing Hours:
Walk-in hours for free HIV/STI testing at our Albany office are Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, as well as Tuesdays from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM; Schenectady walk-in testing hours are Wednesdays from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Hudson walk-in testing hours are on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
155 Erie Boulevard
160 Fairview Ave
Make an appointment through email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 518.434.4686. Our testing van also operates between April and October annually. These and other location options and dates can be found on our testing calendar.
Alliance for Positive Health
The Alliance for Positive Health provides a continuum of direct services to people living with HIV/AIDS and their family members. We also offer care management to people with other chronic illnesses who are enrolled in Medicaid as well as prevention programs that offer effective, innovative solutions that make a significant impact on reducing new HIV infections. About AFPH