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PCAF is happy to offer two types of free, confidential, rapid HIV testing.

Both tests use a finger prick blood sample instead of the previous oral swab method of testing.

The INSTI test gives results in as few as two minutes! This is currently the fastest rapid antibody test available. As with all rapid antibody tests, INSTI has a 3 month window period meaning that the test may not detect HIV contracted 3 months prior to the testing date.

We also offer the Determine test which greatly reduces the window period for rapid testing. With Determine we can give you results as quickly as 2 weeks after an exposure event compared to having to wait 3 months to get tested.

At PCAF, we respect and value your privacy. Testing is confidential and copies of results are available upon request and verification with a Photo ID.

Do you have questions? Contact our testing staff at (253) 597-4803 or test@piercecountyaids.org!

Where & When We Test:

IN TACOMA:

  • Testing by appointment is Monday to Friday 9:30 AM to 4 PM at our Tacoma office. Please contact (253) 597-4803 or test@piercecountyaids.org to set up an appointment.
  • Walk-in testing is available Thursday nights from 6 to 8 PM at the Rainbow Center in downtown Tacoma.

IN OLYMPIA:

  • Walk-in testing is available at PCAF Olympia Fridays from 2 PM to 7 PM.

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