We are located at 633 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN 37204
Office Hours: Monday - Friday (9:00 am - 5:00 pm)
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CDC recommends that health care providers test everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 at least once as part of routine health care. One in seven people in the United States who have HIV do not know they are infected.
Behaviors that put you at risk for HIV include having vaginal, oral or anal sex without a condom, or sharing injection drug equipment with someone who has HIV. If you continue having unsafe sex or sharing injection drug equipment, you should get tested at least once a year. Sexually active men and women may benefit from more frequent testing (e.g., every 3 to 6 months).
Getting tested can give you some important information and can help keep you—and others—safe. For example,
All services at Nashville CARES are based upon need regardless of ability to pay.
No, walk-ins are welcome Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Nashville CARES uses OraQuick, rapid, oral tests. The test is painless and uses an oral swab, so no blood is required. The test looks for the antibodies your body produces when it is fighting the HIV virus.
A certified HIV Counselor will swab the top and bottom of your gums, and then process the test. You will have results within 20 minutes.
“Focusing on every aspect of wellness helps me develop strong, trusting relationships with my clients. At Nashville CARES, we don’t just treat HIV, we treat the whole person.”
- Melanie, Staff