Testing for HIV Before Intimacy

Q: My boyfriend and I are ready to take our relationship to the next level. Before we become intimate, we agreed that we needed to be tested for various STDs, including HIV. Can you tell me more about the best type of HIV testing you offer?

G. Lloyd

Chicago, IL

A: It’s a very responsible and good idea to get tested when you are in a new relationship. We offer fast, private, and laboratory-based testing. A general screening with us includes a test for HIV, Type II Herpes, Hepatitis B, Syphilis, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea. Everything is tested with either a blood or urine sample, so there are no painful swabs or embarrassing exams.

To get tested, please call our office to find a collection site near you. We will assign you a registration number, and with that you can get collected anytime within the hours of operation. After you’ve submitted the specimens, we will return your results in about 1-3 business days. Hard copies of your results can be provided as well. If you have any questions or would like to arrange for testing, please call our office at your convenience.