Get Tested

AIDS Project RI (APRI) operates a weekly 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 HIV , Hepatitis C, and Syphilis testing counselors who perform anonymous rapid 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 Christion Battey at 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, Hepatitis C, and Syphilis test provides a result in just 20 minutes.  The HIV 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.  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.   In addition, many people have concerns and anxiety about getting tested, 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, Hepatitis C, or Syphilis test at APRI.