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February 03, 2023
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The only way to know for sure if you have HIV is to get tested. Many HIV tests are quick, free, and painless. Knowing your HIV status helps you make healthy decisions to prevent getting or transmitting HIV.

Where to Access HIV Testing in Jackson County

Jackson County Public Health provides free, confidential rapid HIV testing! Rapid Hepatitis C (HCV) testing is also available.

At this time, Jackson County Public Health HIV and HCV testing services are by appointment. Please call 541-774-8209 or email HIV_HCV@jacksoncounty.org to schedule an appointment. Same-day appointments are often available.

We do ask that if you have signs and symptoms of COVID-19 illness, even if mild, to remain at home and postpone testing until you are well.

Hours of Operation

  • Location: 140 South Holly Street. Medford OR. 97501
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 11:30 pm and 1:15 pm to 4:30 pm. Closed from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for the lunch hour.
  • Phone: 541-774-8209
  • Email: HIV_HCV@jacksoncounty.org

How to find other HIV testing locations

Most HIV tests are available for free or at a reduced cost. Ask your healthcare provider for an HIV test. Many medical clinics, substance abuse programs, community health centers, and hospitals offer them too.

You can find a testing site near you by

  • Using CDC's HIV prevention services locator below,
  • Visiting gettested.cdc.gov, or
  • Calling 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636)

HIV self-test

You can buy an HIV self-test at a pharmacy or online. Your local health department or another organization near you may offer free or reduced-cost self-tests.

The only FDA-approved HIV self-test currently available in the United States is an oral fluid test. If you live in Oregon and haven't been tested for HIV in the past year, you may qualify for a free at-home HIV test kit. Visit Takemehome.org for more information.

HIV Testing Recommendations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care. People with certain risk factors should get tested more often. All pregnant people should get tested for HIV so they can take steps to stay healthy and protect their baby.

People with certain risk factors should get tested more often. You should get tested at least once a year if:

  • You're a man who has had sex with another man.
  • You've had anal or vaginal sex with someone who has HIV.
  • You've had more than one sex partner since your last HIV test.
  • You've shared needles, syringes, or other drug injection equipment (for example, cookers).
  • You've exchanged sex for drugs or money.
  • You've been diagnosed with or treated for another sexually transmitted disease.
  • You've been diagnosed with or treated for hepatitis or tuberculosis (TB).
  • You've had sex with someone who has done anything listed above or with someone whose sexual history you don't know.

If you're a sexually active gay or bisexual man, you may benefit from more frequent testing (every 3 to 6 months). Talk to your healthcare provider about your risk factors and what testing options are available to you.

Use the CDC Risk Reduction Tool to find out what your personal risk factors are and how to prevent them.

Additional Resources

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