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Free at Home HIV Testing

Nevada residents, test yourself and find out your HIV status at no cost to you and from the comfort of your home.

Know Your HIV Status

The first step to protecting yourself and your loved ones against HIV is to get tested. Now, that step is easier than ever with free at-home testing available to Nevada residents. With OraQuick At-Home HIV Test Kit, you can test yourself for HIV and find out your status in as little as 20 minutes, without ever leaving your home.

The OraQuick At-Home HIV Test allows you to test yourself for HIV without sending a sample to a lab for analysis or visiting a clinic. Valued at $100, it’s the same test healthcare professionals have used for years and provides preliminary results in just 20 minutes. Designed for home use, this test kit is fast, accurate and, now, free. Just swab the inside of your mouth, set your timer, and find out your status.

Please note: The Oraquick test can take up to 90 days to detect HIV. If you receive a negative result and you think you were exposed less than 90 days ago. To ensure that you are HIV negative, we recommend that you remain abstinent and have a follow-up test 90 days after the exposure. If you receive a positive result from this test, it needs to be confirmed with an in-person HIV test. A person from the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) will follow up with you regarding your result.

Continue to use condoms and consider taking PrEP — a once a day daily pill that can keep you HIV negative. You should also get tested between 2-4 times a year to be sure you are negative

Think You've Been Exposed?

If you think you may have been exposed to HIV, PEP is an emergency prevention option that needs to be started no later than 72 hours after an HIV exposure.

The sooner you begin treatment, the better.

You can get PEP at nearest Emergency Room or Health Department.

Order Your At-Home HIV Testing Kit

The Collect2Protect program is available to all people who currently live in Nevada.

Collect2Protect is a simple, convenient, and private HIV / STD testing service that uses a specimen you collect in the privacy of your own home, avoiding long waits in a waiting room. The Southern Nevada Health District’s – Office of Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance is committed to providing the community with the best way to determine exposure to a sexually transmitted disease. Knowing your status will empower you with the information needed to treat symptoms and help prevent the spread of HIV / STD’s to any of your partner(s).

The At-Home HIV Testing is FREE of charge. Site-specific testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia does involve cost.

If you are unable to see the Southern Nevada Health District page, please utilize the link: www.snhd.info/c2p. (Scroll down and click, “Start Here.”)

At-Home HIV Testing Community Partners

Agencies across Nevada have partnered to support at-home HIV Testing. Contact one of the At-Home HIV Testing Community Partners below to receive a free at-home HIV test kit today.

For Additional Information, please contact the person(s) below.

Cherie Filler-Maietta
Southern Nevada Health District Senior DIIS

Preston Nguyen Tang, MPH
HIV Prevention Coordinator and Data Analyst
(Health Program Specialist I)