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

  • AIDSWALK Tucson Registration Now Open, June 28, 2017

    The 29th Annual AIDSWALK Tucson may still be 3 months away, but it is never too early to register and start fundraising! Join your friends and family (and your four-legged friends, too) for a walk to fight stigma and hate in our community. We’ll see you on October 15 for another amazing year of AIDSWALK […]

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  • National HIV Testing Day is June 27, May 19, 2017

    HIV testing is the only way to know for sure if someone has HIV. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), of the more than 1.1 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States today, 1 in every 7 is not aware of their positive status. That means they aren’t getting the […]

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  • 35th Annual AIDS Candlelight Memorial is Sunday May 21, May 2, 2017

    The 35th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial will be commemorated worldwide on Sunday May 21, 2017. This year’s local event will take place at the Historic Y, located at 300 East University Blvd, from 6:30-7:30pm.  This is a free event and open to the public. This year’s event will include a multi-faith blessing; performances; a moment […]

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  • Stonewall Foundation to fund Endowment for SAAF’s Thornhill Lopez Center on 4th, April 14, 2017

    The Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) has been awarded funding from the locally-based Stonewall Foundation to support the Thornhill Lopez Center on 4th- A SAAF Place for Youth. This annual funding is in perpetuity and will help fund renovations at the Center in the initial year of funding while establishing and growing the Stonewall Foundation […]

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  • SAAF Volunteer Appreciation Event is April 27, April 5, 2017

    SAAF will once again shine the spotlight on our wonderful volunteers at our annual Volunteer Appreciation event. This year’s event will take place during National Volunteer Week, on Thursday April 27, 2017; from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Historic Y. Dinner will be catered by Carte Blanche catering, served by SAAF employees followed by […]

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