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 us (401-207-8377 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to make an appointment to be tested any weekday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Our office is located on the East Side of Providence at 404 Wickenden Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906.
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.
UPDATE: Starting the week of June 24, 2012, during our regular testing hours and by appointment, The Project will be offering people in relationships (straight, gay, etc.) to come in and get tested through the “Testing Together” program. This is a great way for people in new or long-term relationships to go through the HIV testing process at the same time and receive their results together in the same room.
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.