HIV testing is now recommended for everyone ages 13 to 65, and for all pregnant women as a routine part of their care. How often you need to be tested depends on your specific risk factors.
Testing is widely available through primary care providers, obstetricians/gynecologists, and STD/HIV testing centers.
The Dartmouth-Hitchcock HIV Program also offers testing at sites in and around Nashua and Manchester, as part of Southern New Hampshire Integrated Care. Please contact Jean Adie at 603-629-1266, or send a message to Jean.M.Adie@hitchcock.org, for more information, or to make an appointment.
What happens when you come in for a test?
You will be given a rapid HIV screening test that will provide you with results in 20 minutes. The test is confidential. If there is a reactive result to this test, a follow-up blood test will be done to confirm the presence of HIV antibodies.
What happens if you get a positive on the confirmatory test?
You will be referred into HIV medical care at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, or another provider, depending on where you live and what you prefer. Being diagnosed early in HIV disease and getting into proper health care will support a longer and healthier life for you!