Get Tested

Testing is available at SAAF as well as at community events throughout the year. All tests are confidential. SAAF uses a Rapid HIV Antigen and Antibody Test, with results available in approximately 20 minutes.

For more information on testing or to make an appointment, please call (520) 628-7223.

HIV Testing Sites and Hours

Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation

Call for an appointment
375 South Euclid Avenue
Monday & Wednesday, 8:30am-1:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday, 1:00pm-7:00pm
Friday, 10:00am-2:00pm
(520) 628-7223

Theresa Lee Health Center

Call for an appointment
1493 Commerce Court (near Midvale & Valencia intersection)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 12:00pm-3:30pm
Tuesday, 8:00am-10:30am
Thursday, 3:00pm-6:30pm
(520) 624-8272

COPE Community Health Center

5401 E. 5th Street
Monday through Friday 8:30-4:30pm
(520) 798-1772

History of HIV Testing*

1981: First AIDS case reported

1984: HIV identified

1985: First test for HIV licensed

1987: First Western Blot blood test kit

1992: First rapid test

1994: First oral fluid test

1996: First home and urine tests

2002: First rapid test using finger prick

2003: Rapid finger prick test granted Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) waiver

2004: First rapid oral fluid test

2006: CDC releases new U.S. guidelines recommending routine HIV screening of all adults in health care settings

* Kaiser Family Foundation, HIV/AIDS Policy Fact Sheet, June 2007

For more on the history of HIV, please visit: www.avert.org

News and Events

  • AZ Gives Day is Tuesday April 4, March 24, 2017

    The 5th annual Arizona Gives Day is Tuesday April 4 and we hope that you will consider giving to SAAF on that day. We have arranged match gifts totaling $3,000 but we need your help to make sure that we reach each match (see below for a listing of match donors). Plus, if SAAF is […]

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  • Why a Will workshop is March 24, March 11, 2017

    Did you know…Nearly half of all adult Americans do not currently have a will? If you do not have a will at the time of death, the State will make determinations about how your estate is divided up. In Arizona, if you are part of an unmarried, same-sex couple, your surviving partner will receive nothing […]

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  • SAAF Stands with Transgender Students & Calls on Trump Administration to Protect All Students, February 23, 2017

    Yesterday, the Trump Administration reversed a sound policy protecting the rights of transgender students. The Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) calls on President Trump, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to ensure all students have access to bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity and gender expression. The change to government […]

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  • See Ricky Martin LIVE!, February 14, 2017

    The 2017 Jell-O Wrestling raffle prize has been announced and this year’s winner will receive 2 tickets to see Ricky Martin Live in concert in Las Vegas on Sunday July 2; a 2 night stay at the Monte Carlo Hotel & Resort; and a $100 Visa gift card. Tickets are limited to 3,000 and winner […]

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  • Thornhill Lopez Center on 4th- Emma’s Story, February 1, 2017

    I jumped in front of a car today. That’s what I told my mom one day when I had tried to kill myself. Luckily I didn’t get hit, but I didn’t trust myself. My mom took me to the hospital and I spent two weeks there. I always knew I liked girls and this was […]

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The mission of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation is to cultivate a healthy and stigma-free society through transformative action.