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About Testing

Free walk-in HIV and hepatitis C testing at our Knoxville and Chattanooga offices is available Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Clients can receive STI/STD testing at our Knoxville and Chattanooga offices.

To get tested or ask questions, call 865-525-1540.


What happens when I get tested?
  • We currently only test for HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV).
  • Testing appointments take approximately 30 minutes (results come back in 20 minutes).
  • The rapid tests are a fingerstick and require a drop of blood.
  • Rapid HIV tests show if you have antibodies – these appear within 3-4 weeks from exposure.
  • Rapid HCV tests show if you have antibodies, which appear if you’ve ever been exposed to. Some people cure Hepatitis C on their own, so if you test positive on the rapid test you will need a blood draw to confirm your viral levels.
What happens if I test positive for HIV?
  • Getting an HIV diagnosis can be life-changing, but today, HIV is extremely treatable.
  • The first thing that happens if you test positive is a second fingerstick to confirm your status. After that, you’ll meet with a medical case manager who will help you navigate services and set you up with an appointment for HIV medication.
  • PL & CHN can provide many resources for people living with HIV, including medical care, food, housing, and transportation assistance, and more.
What happens if I test positive for HCV?
  • HCV can be cured in a few months with a simple pill regimen that is more effective and has fewer side effects than medication used in the past.
  • The PL & CHN team will connect you with confirmatory testing to determine if you have the Hepatitis C virus, as well as a treatment provider if needed.

Request a FREE at-home HIV test kit!

Complete the form below, and we’ll mail a kit directly to you.

Test discreetly and conveniently. Our Prevention Team will follow up to counsel you on care. You’ll receive our concierge-level service with added convenience.

Requests received before 12 p.m. daily will be shipped the same day. Any requests submitted after 12 p.m. or during the weekend will be shipped the next business day. All kits are mailed with two-day priority shipping. If there are any shipping issues, a team member will reach out to you.

If you have questions or would like assistance administering your test kit, please call 865-525-1540 and ask to speak with a Prevention Team member.