Be sure. Be safe. Be tested.
- Once HIV enters the body, the body starts to produce antibodies—substances the immune system creates after infection.
- There are many different kinds of HIV tests, including rapid tests and home test kits.
- All HIV tests approved by the US government are very good at detecting HIV. See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Q&A on testing for more information.
Rapid HIV Testing
- Heartland Health Resource Center offers free rapid testing at our office
- Contact us for more information or to set up a time to come in and get tested.
- Our testing hours are Monday – Friday from 10:00am – 3:00pm
- If our testing hours do not fit in your schedule, call and let us know.
- See our FAQ section regarding more information on the rapid test used at Heartland Health
Finding a Testing Site
- Many places offer HIV testing: doctors’ offices, hospitals, and sites specifically set up to provide HIV testing.
- You can locate a testing site by visiting the South Dakota Department of Health web page, the CDC HIV testing database or by calling CDC-INFO (formerly the CDC National AIDS Hotline) at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) 24 Hours/Day.
You do not have to give any personal information about yourself to use these services or to locate a testing site.