Self Testing

SELF TESTING

HIV self-tests are a great way to learn your HIV status on your own time and in your own space. To learn more about the different types of self-tests, check out CDC’s HIV Testing Basics.

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If there are no free or reduced-cost HIV self-testing resources near you:

  1. Visit the Greater Than AIDS Web siteexternal icon to access FREE self-tests as part of a limited time distribution effort.
  2. You can purchase a rapid HIV self-test online or at most pharmacies. You can also ask your health care provider to order a mail-in self-test for you.
  3. Contact your local health departmentexternal icon to see the HIV testing options in your area.

It’s also important to know how to understand your test results and next steps.

Learn more about what a negative test result means.

Learn more about what a positive test result means.

Talk to your friends and partners about knowing your status. For tips on how to start those conversations, check out our Talk Testing Together page.

You can also check out our Let’s Stop HIV Together Testing videos if you need more information about HIV testing and how to talk about it.

No matter your test results, know you are not alone. There are many organizations out there that want to support you in your HIV journey. Use the prevention services locator to find places where you can find support and prevention services after your test.