We know STD testing is highly sensitive and confidential, which is why we have Anonymous Testing Available. This means No Name is Required, and NO ONE can receive information without your written consent.
Orange County STD Center we use the Clearview HIV Antibody Test. The ONLY rapid screening that:
- Tests for both HIV1 and HIV2
- Provides results in 15 minutes
- Test specimen collected by finger prick
- Highly sensitive 99.6%
- Highly Specific 99.9% VERY ACCURATE RESULTS
Why should I get tested for HIV?
An estimated 1.2 million Americans infected with the HIV. Nearly one third do not know they are infected. HIV tests will not detect antibodies until about 2 to 8 weeks after possible infection. A majority will develop antibodies in the first 3 months after possible exposure.
Early HIV antibody testing may lead to a “false negative”, which means the infection, was not detected. In some cases, it takes up to 6 months to develop detectable antibodies. For this reason, repeat testing is crucial. Getting another test 3 months after the initial test will give the best results.
How do I get tested for HIV?
The Traditional HIV screening test: which many clinics and physicians offer, is known as the EIA (enzyme immunoassay). Using blood drawn from a vein is the most common screening test used to look for antibodies. Though accurate, results can take between 2 days and 2 weeks.
The Rapid HIV screening test: produces quick results, usually in about 20 minutes. Rapid tests use blood from a vein or a finger stick to look for the presence of antibodies. There are only 4 FDA-approved Rapid tests for HIV.