At-Home HIV Testing
APRI is proud to offer free at-home HIV testing kits as an alternative to walk-in testing. If you are a Rhode Island resident and qualify, we will send you an OraSure HIV testing kit, safer sex supplies, and other information in plain USPS packaging directly to your home. Our trained testing counselors are available via phone or video conference to provide counseling and other information to ensure you are comfortable doing the test, to answer additional questions you might have, and to provide any referrals you may want.
An at-home HIV kit contains a rapid HIV antibody test. This test will detect whether HIV antibodies are present in your system. It can take your body up to three months (90 days) to develop antibodies after a possible exposure. While anyone can get HIV, certain groups are more at risk than others. To see who is most at-risk, click here.
To get started, please click on the button below and you will be directed to a secure form that will help us understand how we can best assist you. All information is confidential and HIPAA compliant. (Please note we currently can only send at-home tests to individuals with addresses in Rhode Island.)
Our “Take Charge, Get Tested!” program helps individuals learn their HIV status in a safe, comfortable environment. Our trained testing counselors can also assist with questions related to at-home HIV testing.
Free Walk-In Testing Hours (Currently on hold)
Providence, RI 02906
Free parking is available in the lot in front of the building. The building is accessible for people with disabilities. (Building is currently not open to the public.)
Make an Appointment
We are currently unable to make appointments for testing. If you have questions, please contact us.
We are generally available weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Our office is located at 9 Pleasant St., Providence, RI, 02906 just off North Main Street and block north of Doyle Avenue.
Additionally, we can make referrals to other locations in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts for HIV and STI screening.
About the Process
Before You Arrive
The rapid HIV, hepatitis C, and syphilis tests provide results in approximately 20 minutes.
The tests involve a simple finger prick to collect a drop of blood.
An oral swab test may be available as an alternative. It’s recommended you do not eat, brush your teeth, or floss for 30 minutes before an oral swab test.
We understand some people may feel nervous about getting tested or have questions they’d like answered ahead of time or during their test. Our team is always happy to assist, answer questions, and our goal is to help everyone—regardless of their race/ethnicity, sex, age, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation—feel welcome and comfortable getting tested.
If you would like more information on our testing services, please contact us at