Local STD Testing

HIV

Rapid HIV tests provide results in 20 minutes. Each test requires a drop of blood collected from a small finger prick. When a test is positive, we perform an additional rapid test to confirm the result. All individuals receive counseling before and after the test to ensure they understand the meaning of the results and so they can discuss any risk factors, concerns, and medical care options.


Hepatitis C

(Commonly called Hep C or HCV)

HCV is an infection that passes from person-to-person through contact with HCV positive blood. You should get tested for Hep C if you:

  • Are a current or former drug user who used needles or shared needles to inject, even if you only did this one time or did it many years ago.
  • Have a sex partner who has chronic Hepatitis C or have had many sex partners.

Rapid HCV testing produces results within 20 minutes. Similar to a rapid HIV test, a single drop of blood is required. A positive result must be confirmed by additional laboratory tests.


Syphilis

Syphilis is on the rise in Virginia and around the nation. Rapid syphilis testing requires a finger stick and test results are available in 10 minutes.

Please note: If you’ve ever been diagnosed with syphilis in the past, the rapid syphilis test CANNOT be used because it is not able to distinguish between a new or old infection.


Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a common bacterial infection that you can get from sexual contact.

Many who have chlamydia don’t develop symptoms, but they can still infect others through sexual contact. Symptoms may include genital pain and discharge from the vagina or penis.

Results from this test typically take 3-5 business days.


Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is a common bacterial infection that you can get from sexual contact.

It typically develops in the urethra (where you pee), rectum (anus) or throat.

Symptoms include painful urination and abnormal discharge from the penis or vagina. Men may experience testicular pain and women may experience pain in the lower belly. In some cases, gonorrhea has no symptoms.

Results from this test typically take 3-5 business days.

Testing Hours

*ALL LGBT LIFE CENTER SERVICES ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*
No appointment needed. Last test begins 30 minutes before closing. Testing is at Court One, Monticello, and Hampton offices (not Granby Street office).

 

Norfolk

Two locations:
Enter at 247 W. 25th Street (Court One office)
1001 Monticello Ave., Suite 100 (door on Fort Tar Lane)

Monday: 8:30am–8pm
Tuesday: 8:30am–8pm*
*(after 5pm, HIV/STD testing is at Court One office only)
Wednesday: 8:30am– 8pm
Thursday: 8:30am–8pm*
*(after 5pm, HIV/STD testing is at Fort Tar/Monticello office only)
Friday: 8:30am–8pm

RAPID: HIV, Hep C
STI/STD: Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia

Hampton/Newport News

For services, call (757) 640-0929.

*Walk-in testing services are not currently available at this location

Mobile Testing Unit Schedule

Stop by for free, confidential testing! Most testing is completed within 20 minutes, but please plan on your entire visit taking 45 minutes (occasionally there’s a wait).

Court One

247 W. 25th Street
Norfolk, VA 23517
(757) 640-0929
(757) 622-8932 fax
Directions

Granby

3309 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23504
(757) 640-0929
(757) 200-9197 fax
Directions

Monticello

1001 Monticello Avenue
Suite 100
Norfolk, VA 23510
(757) 640-0929
Directions

Newport News + Hampton

1919 Commerce Drive, Suite 240
Hampton, VA 23666
(757) 640-0929
Directions

Robin Hood Road

Administrative Office
5360 Robin Hood Road
Norfolk, VA 23513
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