Service Tree

The Service Tree lists all services in "branched" groups, starting with the very general and moving to the very specific. Click on the name of any group name to see the sub-groups available within it. Click on a service code to see its details and the providers who offer that service.

Anonymous HIV Testing

Programs that offer HIV antibody testing or other screening procedures to individuals who do not wish to divulge personal identifying information to the testing site. People who are tested are identified by a unique number assigned by the test site. Anonymous HIV testing is done independently from Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) testing.

Confidential HIV Testing

Programs that offer HIV antibody testing or other screening procedures and require specific identifying information from the person wishing to be tested. The information may include but not be limited to name, address and Social Security number. This information along with test results remains with the test center unless otherwise released by the person seeking testing. Should the person test positive, the personal identifying information may be reported to state epidemiology offices where required by law. Confidential HIV testing may be a component of testing for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).

Home HIV Test Collection Kits

Programs that provide kits which enable individuals to take anonymous HIV tests in the privacy of their homes. The kits, which are sold over the counter, contain a lancet and blotter paper. A drop of blood is obtained by a finger prick with the lancet and placed onto the blotter paper which is identified with a unique number, a copy of which is kept by the individual seeking testing. The blotter paper and identifying number are mailed to the test kit company where the blood specimen is tested with the enzyme immunoassay (EIA) and immunofluorescence assay (IFA). The individual contacts the company by telephone to obtain the results, which are provided by a trained HIV counselor.

Rapid HIV Tests

Programs that conduct HIV tests that detect HIV antibody using blood, serum or oral fluids as specimens, the results of which are available very quickly, usually within five to 30 minutes. A reactive rapid HIV test result must be confirmed by Western blot or immunofluorescence assay (IFA).