HAART provides FREE HIV Testing
GET TESTED, KNOW YOUR STATUS.
HAART's offers free HIV testing to the whole community with no appointment required. Our HIV testers, certified by the State of Louisiana, will meet with you in the comfort of a private counseling room. The HIV test is easy-to-use, and only take 15-minutes to receive your results. Our testers will collect a small amount of blood through a finger prick and will test for antibodies and antigen (part of the virus itself). These tests can find recent infection earlier than tests that detect only antibodies. This test can find HIV as soon as 3 weeks after exposure to the virus, but they are only available for testing blood.
- No appointment required
- HIV Testing is FREE
- Testing hours are Monday - Thursday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHY SHOULD I GET TESTED?
People living with HIV may appear and feel healthy for several years. However, even if they feel healthy, HIV is still affecting their bodies. All people with HIV should be seen on a regular basis by a health care provider experienced with treating HIV infection. Many people with HIV, including those who feel healthy, can benefit greatly from current medications used to treat HIV infection. These medications, known as antiretroviral therapy, can limit or slow down the destruction of the immune system, improve the health of people living with HIV, and may reduce their ability to transmit HIV. HAART provides support services to people with HIV. Our agency can help people cope with their diagnosis, reduce risk behavior, and find needed services.