To establish the need of HIV testing, it is important to know that experts estimate that nearly one-fourth of those infected with the HIV virus are unaware they are positive. Many who do get tested, do not return to get the results which can typically take up to two weeks. But there is now a type of HIV testing which gives results in less than 30 minutes and Matthew 25 offers this free, confidential HIV testing to everyone. Tests can be performed at our clinics in Henderson and Owensboro, Kentucky as well as our office in Evansville, Indiana. In addition, HIV testing is given at area bars and homeless shelters.
One of the most effective and easiest tests now given is the Rapid Oral HIV Test. An absorbent pad is swabbed around the upper and lower gums and then put in a vial containing a special solution. Within 20 minutes, the swab will indicate if HIV antibodies are present.
Please don’t let fear, a lack of transportation, or a dislike for needles keep you from finding out if you are HIV positive. Those administering the Rapid Oral HIV test are CDC certified and can determine with 99.3% accuracy if you have the virus in your body. They are also trained to offer confidential counseling as well as advice on how to proceed if your test is positive.
Please call 270-826-0200 or 1-866-607-6590 to set up a time for your free and confidential test.