HIV/STI Testing

Whitman-Walker provides confidential, HIV and STI testing at multiple locations in DC. See our testing hours and locations further down on this page to learn which of our testing options will best serve your needs. Language access services are available, including ASL interpreting.

All testing, counseling and referral services are free of charge. If you would like to make a gift to support these free services, you may make a donation here.

Whitman-Walker Testing Services Include:

Rapid HIV testing and risk-reduction counseling

The counseling provides clients with education on their options for having safer sex. Whitman-Walker uses the INSTI® HIV-1/HIV-2 Rapid Antibody Test and results take one minute!

STI testing through STI Self-Test Kits

This process includes a urine sample, oral swab, and rectal swab for gonorrhea and chlamydia, and a blood draw for syphilis. Whitman-Walker’s self-test kits are an easy and quick way to put your sexual health back in your hands. STI Self-Test Kits are intended to serve as routine screenings for STIs and are meant for people who are not experiencing symptoms of an STI(s).

Appointments

To schedule an HIV/STI testing appointment, call Whitman-Walker Health at 202.797.4439.

If you think you may have been exposed to HIV, there is medication you can take to prevent infection. Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) must be taken as soon as possible after suspected exposure to HIV, and no later than 72 hours after exposure in order to be effective.

Click here for more information about how you can access PEP as quickly as possible at Whitman-Walker or go to your nearest emergency room. You can also call Whitman-Walker’s PEP hotline at 202.797.4439 for support.

Whitman-Walker also offers PrEP, the daily pill for HIV prevention. To make an appointment or learn more, call our PrEP phone line at 202.939.7690 or email prepclinic@whitman-walker.org.

HIV/STI testing is only available during the below stated hours at each of the below locations. Please note that testing is by appointment only at this time.

Whitman-Walker at 1525, 14th Street, NW – Testing is available by appointment.

Monday 9am – 4pm
Tuesday 9am – 4pm
Wednesday 9am – 4pm
Thursday 9am – 4pm
Friday 9am – 4pm

Max Robinson Center, 1201 Sycamore Dr. Ave, SE – Testing is available by appointment.

Monday 9am – 4pm
Tuesday 9am – 4pm
Wednesday 9am – 4pm
Thursday 9am – 4pm
Friday 9am – 4pm