Clinical testing is the only way to determine if a person is infected with HIV. The Broome County Health Department uses rapid testing. This means that we have an HIV test result during your visit. Early diagnosis and treatment can improve the quality of life for a person with the virus. HIV testing is available through the STD Clinic (607.778.2839) but there are times set aside just for HIV testing with trained HIV test counselors.
If anonymous testing is wanted, you may call 1.800.562.9423 to make an appointment for HIV testing at the Broome County Health Department, Southern Tier AIDS Program, or throughout the region. Specially trained staff can provide information and programs about HIV/AIDS to individuals and groups.