The Tennessee Department of Health provides HIV testing in each of its 95 health departments across the state (visit our local health department website for locations). You might have HIV and still feel perfectly healthy. The only way to know accurately if you are infected or not is to be tested. In all health departments, you will be able to talk with a knowledgeable healthcare provider or counselor both before and after you are tested. Remember that:
In metro areas, the Tennessee Department of Health provides free rapid HIV testing to high-risk individuals. HIV rapid test results are available in 20 minutes. Those areas are Knoxville, Chattanooga, Nashville and Memphis.
For general information about HIV and further information about counseling and testing, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s HIV website.
To find a HIV testing site near you, mobile phone users can send a text message with their zip code to “KNOW IT” (566948). Or, for a list of HIV and STD testing sites near you, you can visit www.hivtest.org.