Harbor Health offers free rapid testing for HIV on Friday

Friday, September 25, 2020

Harbor Health will host an outdoor HIV Rapid Testing Clinic on Friday, Sept. 25, 1- 4 p.m., at 10 Minot Street in Dorchester, across the street from Daniel Driscoll – Neponset Health Center. The fast, free, and confidential clinic is open to anyone in the community who needs to know their HIV status.

No insurance is required and you do not need to be a Harbor Health patient to get tested. The HIV rapid test is a finger stick test and you receive results in 20 minutes or less. The clinic will take place outdoors in a well-ventilated tent for privacy and safety in the 10 Minot Street parking lot. To support safe physical distancing and sanitizing, please reserve a spot at HHSI.US/GetTested using a first name or alias or call 617-533-2228.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care. People at higher risk for HIV should get tested more often. Everyone will be screened for COVID symptoms prior to getting an HIV rapid test. Please wear a mask or face covering to the clinic or Harbor Health will provide one to you when you arrive if you do not have one. D