Protecting the rights and privacy of the community is very important to Women’s and Men’s Health Services of the Coastal Bend, therefore, all testing is private and confidential (using identifying information such as name and contact information). If one chooses to test anonymously (using no name of identifying information) this is NOT available.
HIV rapid testing is performed by oral swab with results available in as little as 20 minutes. Clients who want syphilis testing must provide a blood sample by venipuncture in order to collect a specimen for the test. If you receive a preliminary positive test for HIV, a confirmatory blood sample will be taken at the time of your visit by venipuncture. All blood samples given will be sent to the lab for further testing.
Individuals confirming a positive HIV test will receive counseling when test results are given as well as referrals to HIV services, including primary care services, education, case management, partner services and more.
If you have any questions about our services, would like to schedule an appointment, or would like WAMHS to provide testing at your event please call 361-857-0101.