Our HIV/STI Testing Services

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Update your status today!

It can be scary to get tested, but knowing your status gives you the power to make the best choices for your health. That’s why we offer free, non-judgmental HIV and Sexually Transmitted Disease/Infection (STD/STI) testing in English and Spanish at our clinic in The Parsons Center for Health and Wellness and off-site at several locations in greater Phoenix.

Tests That We Offer

Finger Prick (Rapid and INSTI) or blood draw (laboratory)
Results in 20 minutes (Rapid Alere Determine test)
Results in 1 minute (
INSTI testMondays only!)
Results in 3-5 days (Laboratory test— confirmatory or client preference)

Urine and/or swab
Results in 3-5 days

Urine and/or swab
Results in 3-5 days

Blood draw
Results in 3-5 days

Testing Hours

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All HIV/STI testing is provided on a walk-in basis. We take our last test 30 minutes before closing. If you think you might arrive an hour or less before we close, call 602-307-5330 to ask about testing availability.

**Please note—our Testing Department will be closed on the last Friday of every month.**

Testing Location

The Southwest Center is located at: 1101 N Central Ave, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85004.


What to Expect

+ HIV testing

You’ll begin the HIV testing process by talking with one of our Testing & Linkage to Care Specialists, who will give you a Rapid HIV Test. You’ll have your results in about 20 minutes.

If your HIV test is positive, you won’t be alone. Our team will work with you to ensure you’re linked to the support you need while you navigate through the next steps toward medical treatment and viral suppression (becoming “undetectable”).

If your HIV test is negative our testing team will offer you free condoms, free lube, referrals for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), referrals for our Counseling Services, and/or referrals to our Empowerment Programs if you need them to help you stay negative. Talk openly with your Testing Specialist about any concerns you may have about risks in your life.

+ STI testing

The Testing & Linkage to Care Specialist can test you for chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis while you wait for your HIV test results. Results for these tests will be available in 3-4 business days.

If your STI test is positive, Southwest Center will coordinate free or low-cost treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis either in house or through a community partner.

Testing in the Community

In addition to our on-site services, Southwest Center provides free testing at several locations throughout the Phoenix metro area, including Stacy’s @ Melrose, Flex Men’s Health Spa, and one-n-ten. Check out our calendar to see where our team will be testing!