Welcome to APLA Health

HIV & STD Testing

We believe that regular testing for HIV and STDs is an integral part of a person’s overall healthcare plan.

If you are sexually active, be sure to get tested for HIV at least every six months and make screening for STDs a normal part of your checkup. Talk with one of our medical providers for a schedule that’s right for you.

HIV and STDs are often spread because people do not even know they have them. Many young gay and bisexual men, transgender women, and women of color in Los Angeles are at higher risk for HIV and STDs.

HIV and STD testing at APLA Health is:

  • Available by appointment only
  • Provided by experienced testing counselors

You’ll also receive information about safer sex practices and risk reduction along with a copy of your results.

Getting tested regularly for HIV is one of the best ways to stay healthy and safe.

One in seven people who are living with HIV don’t know it, and most HIV infections are transmitted by people who do not know their status.

Testing for HIV is easy and quick. After a simple finger stick, results are ready in about one hour.

HIV & STD Testing Locations

Out Here Sexual Health Center, Baldwin Hills
3741 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90016

APLA Health Center, Long Beach
1043 Elm Ave., Suite 302
Long Beach, CA 90813

APLA Health Center, Mid-Wilshire
5901 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 310
Los Angeles, CA 90036

APLA Health Center, CDU/MLK Medical Campus
1679 E. 120th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90059

STD Awareness

It is important to understand the impact of STDs in L.A. Our STD fact sheet highlights specific STDs and shares important facts, symptoms, ways of transmission, and treatment options for each.