Get Tested

AIDS Project RI (APRI) operates an HIV, hepatitis C, and syphilis testing program called Take Charge! Get Tested! to help individuals and couples in Rhode Island learn their HIV status in a safe, comfortable, and private environment. We have licensed testing counselors who perform anonymous rapid testing for free on a walk-in basis on Mondays (10 a.m.-1 p.m.), Tuesdays (4-6 p.m.), Thursdays (4-6 p.m.), and Fridays (10 a.m.-1 p.m.).  If you can’t make it at those times, please contact Jordan Rego at 401-831-5522 x3844 or (takecharge@aidsprojectri.org)  to make an appointment to be tested any weekday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.   Our  office is located at 9 Pleasant St., Providence, RI, 02906. The office is conveniently off North Main Street, a block away from Whole Foods.

The rapid HIV, hepatitis C, and syphilis test provides a result in just 20 minutes. The HIV test is painless and no blood is involved. It’s recommended that you don’t eat, brush your teeth, or floss, for 30 minutes prior to getting the test.  The hepatitis C test involves a finger prick that involves collecting a drop of blood.

To learn about the HIV, hepatitis C, and syphilis  testing at APRI, just click on the  3 easy steps to find out more. Many people have questions or feel nervous about getting tested, so we developed a list of common Questions & Answers to help people know what to expect when they arrive for their test.

We tried to cover everything you want to know in the Questions & Answers – including information about our LGBTQ-friendly staff, parking, bringing a friend for support, and how long it will take to know the result of the test. Our goal is to help all people, regardless of their sex, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, and race/ethnicity, feel welcome and comfortable getting tested at APRI.