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

  • 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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  • Thornhill Lopez Center on 4th- James’ Story, January 26, 2017

    My name is James. I’m 17 years old. I identify as trans masculine, although sometimes I like to use the word queer.  I’m turning 18 in just a few weeks and I’m not sure where I’m going to go or what I’m going to do but I know I can’t live at home with my […]

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  • SAAF Announces Creation of Thornhill Lopez Center on 4th- A SAAF Place for Youth, January 4, 2017

    SAAF is very excited to announce its newest project to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community, the Thornhill Lopez Center on 4th- A SAAF Place for Youth. This project will create a dedicated space on 4th avenue which will house several of SAAF’s LGBTQ youth-centered prevention programs, including Eon, HIV Youth […]

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  • Wanted: Your Old Clothes! Savers Clothing Drive is On through December 15, December 8, 2016

    SAAF will be collecting clothing for our annual Savers FUNDrive through Thursday December 15! Bring your unwanted clothing to SAAF, located at 375 S. Euclid Avenue by Thursday December 15, let us know it is for the Savers FUNDrive, and SAAF will get a donation! For every 5 pounds of clothing, SAAF gets $1 and […]

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