HIV & STD Testing

We believe that regular testing for HIV and STDs is an integral part of a person’s overall health care 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 on a walk-in basis—no appointment necessary
  • 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

We offer fast and confidential HIV and STD testing  at two locations:

BALDWIN HILLS

Gleicher/Chen Health Center
3743 S. La Brea Ave.
323.329.9900
Testing Hours
Monday / Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
New patients must arrive by 7 p.m.
Tuesday / Thursday / Friday: 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
 

LONG BEACH

Long Beach Health Center
1043 Elm Ave., Suite 302
562.432.7300
Testing Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

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.