The David Geffen Center for HIV Prevention and Health Education is located at 224 W. 29th Street, ground floor (between 7th and 8th Avenues). The Testing Center is open Monday – Wednesday from 9:30 am – 4 pm for walk-ins, Thursday from 9:30 am – 4 pm for appointments only, and Friday from 12:30 pm – 7 pm for walk-ins.
Please note: Every Wednesday the Testing Center is closed from 1 pm to 2:30 pm, we see our last client at 12:30pm and then resume seeing clients from 2:30pm – 4pm. The Testing Center hours are 12:30 pm – 4 pm the second Friday of each month.
The Testing Center will see clients four times a year (every 3 months) for HIV and syphilis testing services. Please allow 15-20 minutes to complete an intake form prior to being seen by a test counselor.
We provide HIV counseling, testing, health information, education, risk-reduction strategies, referrals and partner notification services. People who want to be tested must complete an intake and consent to testing. Referrals for additional supportive services are also available. All services are offered free of charge. We also provide syphilis testing.
Please be advised that for testing onsite, at GMHC, we use the UniGold HIV Rapid Test. The UniGold Rapid provides HIV test results in 10 minutes. To obtain a sample for testing, with UniGold, a GMHC counselor/phlebotomist will do a finger-stick (prick your finger with a lancet) to obtain a small sample of blood. If you have any questions about the UniGold HIV Rapid Test, please call us at (212) 367-1100. All services are confidential.
Outside of New York State, you can call the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National AIDS Hotline. They can answer any questions you might have about HIV and AIDS and direct you to a nearby test site. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. For further information, visit PEP411.