Due to vehicle availability, HIV testing is now only available on Saturday, but with longer hours! From 10PM-5PM SCCPH will be here with us offering free, anonymous and bloodless HIV testing just outside of the con space.
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Further Confusion is proud to announce that we will be offering hurt-free, blood-free HIV testing to our attendees this year through a partnership with Santa Clara County Public Health (SCCPH). On
Friday and Saturday from 12-4, the SCCPH mobile testing lab will be parked just outside of the convention space to offer a quick and easy, oral rapid HIV test.
This anonymous testing will be performed by licensed health professionals in a clean and private environment, and will consist of a 10 minute risk-assessment evaluation and consultation session followed by the administration of the OraQuick test. You will not need to provide any form of identification in order to receive services. After the sample is taken, you will be provided with an ID number and may return in 20 minutes to receive your results.
Should a test come back positive, you will be offered a confidential confirmation test, which would require submission of a second saliva sample via an OraSure test, which would be sent to a laboratory. This would necessitate gathering additional information in the form of an ID and contact information. You would also receive referrals to programs that can offer assistance and additional counseling.
As this is an oral test, please ensure you have not had anything to eat or drink in the 15 minutes prior to arriving for your test.
We look forward to seeing you at the con, and wish you all the best of health!