Get Tested

The Project operates a weekly HIV 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 HIV testing counselors who perform anonymous rapid HIV testing for free on a walk-in basis on Tuesdays (4:00 pm to 6:00 pm)  and Thursdays (5:00 pm – 6:30 pm).  If you can’t make it on a Tuesday or Thursday, contact Christian Battey (401-831-5522 x3824 or  to make an appointment to be tested any weekday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.   Our  office is located at 9 Pleasant Street, Providence,  Rhode Island, 02906.  This office is conveniently off North Main Street a block away from Whole Foods.

The rapid HIV test provides a result in just 20 minutes.  The test is painless and no blood is involved.  It pretty much is like rubbing a popsicle stick along the gums of your mouth.  It’s recommended that you don’t eat, brush, or floss, for about 30 minutes prior to getting the test.

To learn about the HIV testing at The Project just click on the  3 easy steps to find out more.   In addition, many people have concerns and anxiety about getting an HIV test, so we developed a list of common Questions & Answers to help people know what to expect when they arrive for their HIV test.

We tried to cover everything you want to know in the Questions & Answers - including information about our gay-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 age, gender, sexual orientation, and race/ethnicity, feel welcome and comfortable getting their HIV test at The Project.