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Please note: The Geffen Center will be closed on Thursday, July 27, and Saturday, July 29.

The David Geffen Center for HIV Prevention and Health Education is located on the ground floor at 224 West 29th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues). The HIV Testing Center is open for walk-ins and by appointment at the following times:

Walk-in:
Monday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Tuesday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm (closed from 12:30 – 2:30 pm for administrative functions)
Friday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm (the 2nd Friday of each month, we see clients from 12:30 – 4:30 pm)
Saturday: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

By Appointment (please call 212-367-1100 to schedule):
Thursday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

  All testing is free and confidential. Please allow 5 to 10 minutes to complete an intake form before seeing a test counselor. Doors close 30 minutes before closing time, so please arrive before then to be tested. Testing for HIV, Syphilis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Hepatitis C is limited to four times a year (every three months). If you are unable to be seen at the testing center, please visit one of our community partners:
  Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
356 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

Community Healthcare Network: Catherine M. Abate Health Center
150 Essex Street, New York, NY 10002

Mount Sinai Comprehensive Health Center: Downtown
275 7th Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10011

 

 


We provide HIV counseling, testing, health information, education, risk-reduction strategies, referrals and partner notification services. People who want to be tested must complete an intake and consent to testing. Referrals for additional supportive services are also available. All services are offered free of charge. We also provide Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, and Hepatitis C rapid testing.
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Please click the following links for more information on gonorrhea and antibiotic resistant gonorrhea.

Please be advised that for testing onsite, at GMHC, we use the Alere Determine HIV Rapid Test. The Alere Determine Rapid provides HIV test results in 20 minutes. To obtain a sample for testing, with Alere Determine, a GMHC counselor/phlebotomist will do a finger-stick (prick your finger with a lancet) to obtain a small sample of blood. If you have any questions about the Alere Determine HIV Rapid Test, please call us at (212) 367-1100. All services are confidential.

Outside of New York State, you can call the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National AIDS Hotline. They can answer any questions you might have about HIV and AIDS and direct you to a nearby test site. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. For further information, visit PEP411.

English: 800.342.AIDS
TTY: 800.243.7889
Spanish: 800.344.7432

 

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