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HIV Brochure

HIV Brochure

IPTF offers FREE HIV Rapid testing at our Main Office and the Housing Community Center. CURRENTLY, WE ARE OFFERING HIV/HepC TESTING BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Testing hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:30 – 2:30. Please call Barb at 612-834-7938 or Sam at 612-968-7891 to make an appointment.

Under normal operations, Pre and Post Test Counseling and Referrals are provided along with Incentives. Call 1-877-319-8246 to schedule HIV testing in greater Minnesota.

What to expect when you come in and get an HIV test

When you call to make an appointment:

  • A staff member will ask you what brings you in. They will ask
    • How are you going to react if the test is Positive or Re-active?
    • What have your Risk behaviors’ been in the past 12 months?
  • We will ask for you name with your dates of birth, zip code, state you were born in, race, ethnicity, gender, have you ever been tested before, the outcome of the test and what month and year was your last test.
  • You will receive referals to services based on the risk factors you have shared.

When you arrive for your appointment:

  • The Client will be welcomed when they arrive and brought to the testing area.
  • The tester will introduce their selves to the client.
  • You will be asked to sign a consent form which allows permission to perform the test.

The tester will then explain how the test is done

  • You have the option of receiving a finger prick test or oral swab test. The tester will do a finger prick to draw the blood; they will wipe the first drop off and then take the second drop for the test.
  • The blood vial will then be placed into the test kit. This will then take about 5 minutes to get the results
  • While the test is running the tester will ask a few personal questions that are asked with all clients.

Your results are now ready to read.

  • Re-active or Positive (the client has been infected by the HIV virus)
  • Non- Re-active or Negative (the client does not show any virus at this time)
  • Depending on the status tester will then refer the client to the proper resources.

 

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