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11319 NW Aurora Ave., Urbandale, IA 5032211319 NW Aurora Ave.
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  • Mon 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
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1817 1st Ave E, Newton, IA 502081817 1st Ave E
Open until 7:00 pm
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  • Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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411 Laurel St, Des Moines, IA 50314411 Laurel St
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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400 E Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309400 E Court Ave
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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1300 37th St, West Des Moines, IA 502661300 37th St
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Thu 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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1601 NW 114th St, Clive, IA 503251601 NW 114th St
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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1601 NW 114th St, Clive, IA 503251601 NW 114th St
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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  • Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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11208 NW Aurora Ave., Urbandale, IA 5032211208 NW Aurora Ave.
Open until 4:30 pm
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  • Wed 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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901 S 50th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265901 S 50th St
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307 E Scenic Valley Ave, Indianola, IA 50125307 E Scenic Valley Ave
Open until 7:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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4803 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 500144803 Lincoln Way
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Des Moines HIV Testing

Who should get tested for HIVs?

According to the CDC, everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 should get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care. Those at higher risk, such as individuals with multiple sexual partners, people who inject drugs, or men who have sex with men, should get tested at least once a year. Additionally, pregnant women should also get tested early in their pregnancy to prevent transmission to the unborn baby.

Importance of getting tested

Getting tested for HIV is crucial for several reasons. Firstly, it allows for early detection which can lead to better health outcomes. According to the CDC, early treatment can significantly reduce the risk of developing AIDS and other serious health complications. Secondly, knowing your HIV status can help prevent the spread of the disease to others. Lastly, it can provide peace of mind and reduce anxiety related to potential exposure.

HIV testing options in Des Moines, IA:

Urgent care and walk-in clinics

Urgent care centers like Mercy Quick Care Clinic in Des Moines and DoctorsNow in Ames offer same-day and next-day HIV testing appointments, which can be booked through Solv’s website and mobile app. These centers provide quick, convenient testing services, often with shorter wait times than traditional clinics.

Primary care providers

Primary care providers are also a reliable option for HIV testing. They can provide comprehensive care, including testing, counseling, and treatment if necessary.

Free STD testing and community health centers

For those without insurance or who can't afford testing, free STD testing is available at community health centers in Des Moines. These centers provide confidential testing and often offer other health services as well.

At-home testing

At-home HIV testing kits are another convenient option. These kits can be ordered online or purchased at a local pharmacy, allowing individuals to take the test in the privacy of their own home.

Prevalence of HIVs in Des Moines

While Des Moines is in Polk County, IA, which has a lower HIV prevalence rate compared to other counties like Johnson County and Fulton County, the number of cases has been steadily rising over the years. This trend is similar to the national data, which shows a gradual increase in HIV cases.

Risk factors related to HIVs in Des Moines

Several factors contribute to the risk of HIV in Des Moines. These include unprotected sex, having multiple sexual partners, and injecting drugs. Other factors include lack of awareness about HIV status and lack of access to preventive services.

Other STDs in Des Moines

In addition to HIV, other STDs such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and hepatitis are also prevalent in Des Moines. According to the CDC, the rates of these STDs have been increasing, underscoring the importance of regular testing and safe practices.

Sources

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  1. Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2020: Tables (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/library/reports/hiv-surveillance/vol-33/content/tables.html
  2. Sexually Transmitted Diseases — Reported Cases and Rates of Reported Cases*, United States, 1941–2021 (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/std/statistics/2021/tables/1.htm
  3. Chlamydia — Reported Cases and Rates of Reported Cases by State, Ranked by Rates, United States, 2021 (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/std/statistics/2021/tables/2.htm
  4. Gonorrhea — Reported Cases and Rates of Reported Cases by State, Ranked by Rates, United States, 2021 (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/std/statistics/2021/tables/7.htm
  5. Primary and Secondary Syphilis — Reported Cases and Rates of Reported Cases by State, Ranked by Rates, United States, 2021 (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/std/statistics/2021/tables/13.html
  6. Atlas Plus (CDC) https://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/nchhstpatlas/tables.html
  7. County Health Rankings https://www.countyhealthrankings.org/explore-health-rankings/rankings-data-documentation

HIV Test FAQs

  • Who should get an HIV test?

    Everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 should take an HIV test at least once in their lives. Some people are more likely to get HIV and should be tested more regularly. Those who have had sex with an HIV-positive partner, those who inject drugs, sexually active gay men, and those who have unprotected sex are all included. You should get checked every 6-12 months if you have any of these risk factors.

  • How do they test for HIV?

    Antibodies created by your body in reaction to the virus are examined in HIV tests. A blood test or a sample of cells obtained from the inside of the cheek can be used to do this. After that, the sample is transported to a lab, where a technician will look for antibodies.

  • How long should I wait to get an HIV test?

    It can take a long time for your body to build enough antibodies for an HIV test to detect the illness if you become sick. It may take 3-12 weeks for your blood to contain adequate antibodies. Even if you have HIV, you could have a negative test result during this time.

  • How long will I have to wait for HIV test results in Des Moines?

    Because the sample must be sent to a laboratory for investigation, most HIV test results might take anywhere from a few days to several weeks. On the other hand, some Des Moines clinics or doctor's offices may offer rapid HIV testing, which can deliver a diagnosis in as little as 20 minutes. Rapid HIV testing involve a little sample of blood or fluid obtained from the mouth. You'll need a follow-up blood test to confirm the diagnosis if a fast test comes up positive.

  • How much does an HIV test cost?

    A variety of factors influence the cost of an HIV test, including the type of test you receive, the location where you are tested, and whether or not you have health insurance. HIV testing may be provided for free or at a low cost by some clinics or health authorities. If you're a college student, you might be able to get free HIV tests through your school.

  • Is HIV testing covered by my insurance?

    The majority of insurance coverage cover HIV testing. The Affordable Care Act mandates that all new health plans provide free HIV testing for those aged 15 to 65. If you have any doubts about what is covered under your individual health plan, you can always call your insurance company or go to their website.

  • Where can I get an HIV test in Des Moines?

    Many Des Moines health clinics, doctor's offices, and the health department offer HIV testing. Some pharmacies with on-site clinics may also be able to give HIV testing. Even though some clinics accept walk-in appointments, making an appointment ahead of time will save you time and ensure that you receive your test on the same day.

  • Can I get a same-day appointment for HIV testing?

    Yes, Solv offers same-day and next-day HIV testing appointments. We collaborate with thousands of healthcare providers across the country to make it easier for everyone to access the medical assistance they require quickly and conveniently. On our website, you can choose a physician near you and make an appointment right now.

  • How can I book an HIV test on Solv?

    Simply type "HIV test" and your location into our website's search box. You'll find a list of providers and their available appointment times on the next page. Fill out the form to arrange an appointment at a time and location that is convenient for you. Make certain that your appointment is for "HIV testing."

  • Can I test myself for HIV at home?

    Although there are several home HIV tests available, not all of them are accurate or FDA-approved. For a home test, you'll need a swab from the inside of your mouth or a blood sample taken with a finger pricker. If you get a positive result on a home HIV test, you should see a doctor to confirm the diagnosis and start treatment.

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