Rapid Test: Free. Confidential. Get results in about an hour.
NO/AIDS offers Free, Rapid, Oral HIV testing at a variety of locations throughout the greater New Orleans area. Testing is always done one-on-one with a state certified counselor, and the entire process from start to finish takes about an hour. Testing is done on a walk-in basis. There’s no need to make an appointment.
The following is a list of our HIV counseling & testing locations and hours:
CAN Office Testing Hours:
507 Frenchmen St. | New Orleans, LA 70116 | 504-945-4000 | Map
- Monday 1:00 – 3:00 pm
- Tuesday 4:30 – 7:30 pm
- Thursday 4:30 – 7:30 pm
- Saturday 1:00 – 3:00 PM
NO/AIDS Main Office Testing Hours
2601 Tulane Ave, 5th Floor | New Orleans, LA 70119 | 504-821-2601 | Map
- Wednesday 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
- Friday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Movement-Community Based Testing Site
2610 Esplanade Ave. Suite 2B | New Orleans, LA 70119 | 504-267-4288 | MAP
- Mondays 5:00 – 8:00 pm
- Thursdays 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Outreach Venue Testing
NOTE: Venue Based testing is subject to change and/or cancellation depending on Holidays or events at the bars.
- Club New Orleans, first & third Tuesday: 9pm – 11pm
- Bourbon Pub, first & third Thursday: 8:30pm – 10:30pm
- Good Friends, second & fourth Wednesday: 8:30pm – 10:30pm
- Oz, second Thursday: 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
- Corner Pocket, fourth Thursday: 8:30pm – 10:30pm
- Country Club, second Saturday: 4pm – 6pm
- Cafe Lafitte’s, fourth Tuesday: 8:30pm – 10:30pm
The Movement – Outreach Venue Testing
NOTE: Venue Based testing is subject to change and/or cancellation depending on holidays or events at the bars.
- The Vibe, 11:00 pm – 1:00 am, 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month
- The Society Page, 11:00 pm – 1:00 am; 1st and 3rd Friday of the month
- Fusions, 11:00 pm – 1:00 am, 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month
Statewide HIV/AIDS Hotline
They have a regularly updated list of testing locations throughout the state.
Free, Rapid, Oral. Take the Test. Take Control.
NO/AIDS offers rapid, oral HIV-Antibody screening. This test works the same way that many other HIV tests work, by looking for antibodies to HIV, which develop in reaction to HIV infection. Just as with the standard test, a recent infection (within the last three months) may not be picked up by this test, and re-testing will be necessary. Talk to your counselor about whether you should get re-tested.
The test will come back one of three ways:
- Negative, meaning HIV anti-bodies were not detected. REMEMBER, though, this essentially means that the person is negative from three months ago and before. If there is concern about a recent exposure, re-testing after three months has passed is necessary.
- Invalid, meaning something did not work correctly with the test. This does not occur often but may happen as a results of a mis-manufactured test, not a good sample, or a number of other, uncommon, reasons. If this happens, the counselor will inform the client and another test will be performed.
- Preliminary Positive, meaning that the test found HIV antibodies in the specimen. Since this test is over 99% accurate, if it comes back positive it’s a good indication of infection. However, a confirmatory test MUST be conducted to diagnose someone as HIV positive. If someone tests positive, and the second test comes back positive, the staff will work with that individual to access care and support services either through NO/AIDS or elsewhere in the city, or where that individual may live.
Partner Services is a service offered through the Office of Public Health to help people inform current or past partners of their status anonymously. This service is offered to all newly diagnosed clients, or anyone else who is HIV positive and needs help letting partners know.