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What’s it like to get an HIV test??

Regular HIV testing is an important way to protect your health and the health of your sexual partners.  But how do you get an HIV test and what’s it like?  This video shows how to get an HIV test at Center on Halsted in Chicago.  The testing experience is similar in clinics across the country.  To find out more about testing at Center on Halsted call 773-661-0910 or visit  If you call the State of Illinois AIDS/HIV & STD Hotline at 1-800-AID-AIDS (1-800-243-2437), staff can also help you find other HIV testing and STD testing and treatment locations in Illinois that are near you. If you are outside of Illinois you can use an app to find a testing location near you.

This video was created by the IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program at Northwestern University in partnership with Center on Halsted.

Getting an HIV test at Center on Halsted from IMPACT Program on Vimeo.

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