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HIV Testing

HIV Testing (blood)
Available to:
• Students enrolled for credit courses
Available as:
• Walk-in until 3:30 PM
• Appointment until 3:30 PM
Make an appointment:
• By phone, 212 217.4190
• In person, David Dubinsky Rm A402

Rapid HIV Testing (oral)
Available to:
• Students, staff, faculty age 35 and under
Available as:
• Walk-in
• Appointment
Make an appointment:
• By phone, 212 217.4190
• In person, David Dubinsky Rm A402

Free rapid oral HIV testing is available on Fridays from 1pm to 4pm and select Tuesdays from 5pm to 8pm during the Fall and Spring semesters. For the exact dates, please go to our Events Calendar page.

FIT Health Services has partnered with Project STAY to offer this free and confidential service. This service is available to everyone in the FIT community (staff, faculty, part-time, and full-time students) age 35 and under.

For days the free rapid oral HIV testing is not available, Health Services offer HIV 4th Generation blood test Mondays thru Fridays from 9am to 3:30pm on a walk-in basis or by appointment. The blood test is available to students enrolled for credit courses only.

All HIV tests are confidential and voluntary.

HIV is the virus that causes AIDS

HIV is passed from one person to another during unprotected sex (vaginal, anal or oral sex without a condom) with someone who has HIV. It can also be passed through contact with blood as in sharing needles (piercing, tattooing or injecting drugs of any kind) or sharing works with a person who has HIV.

HIV testing is important for your health

  • If your test result is negative, you can learn how to protect yourself from being infected in the future.
  • If your test result is positive:
    • You can take steps to prevent passing the virus to others.
    • You can receive treatment for HIV and learn about other ways to stay healthy. As part of treatment, additional tests will be done to determine the best treatment for you. These tests may include viral load and viral resistance tests.

Important Phone Numbers

NYCDOHMH HIV/AIDS Hotline
    1 800.TALK.HIV (1.800.825.5448)

New York City Contact Notification Assistance Program
    1 212.693.1419

New York State HIV/AIDS Hotlines (toll-free)
Call the Hotlines for information about HIV and AIDS and to find HIV testing sites
    1 800.541.AIDS (2437) - English
    1 800.233.SIDA (7432) - Spanish

New York State TTY/TTD HIV/AIDS Information Line
    1 212.925.9560

Voice callers use the NY relay:
    711 or 1 800.421.1220 and ask the operator for 1 212.925.9560

New York State HIV/AIDS Counseling Hotline
    1 800.872.2777

Confidentiality
    New York State Confidentiality Hotline 1.800.962.5065
    Legal Action Center 1 212.243.1313 or 1 800.223.4044

Human Rights/Discrimination
    New York State Division of Human Rights 1 800.523.2437
    New York City Commission on Human Rights 1 212.306.7500

* Above information is from the New York State Department of Health 

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