Know your status!
Knowing your HIV or Hepatitis C status is powerful information. You could have HIV and still feel healthy. Hepatitis C can show no sign for long periods. The only way to know if you have HIV or Hepatitis C is to get tested.
MAO offers both the 60-second blood-based and 20-minute oral swab testing options for HIV. All HIV testing is FREE and confidential. Whether you test positive or negative, you can use that knowledge to take better care of yourself as well as your loved ones.
Testing is available at any MAO full-service clinic location during public hours as well as other convenient locations as scheduled. Call (800) 510-4704 to make your appointment today! You may be interested in reviewing our Getting Tested Is Simple Page.
Walk-ins are welcome at our Montgomery and Dothan locations from 8 – 4:30 Monday through Thursday and 8 – 12:30 on Friday. For added convenience, MAO’s Montgomery and Dothan sites remain open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays.
For those receiving a positive or reactive test result, a follow-up blood-based test will be required to reaffirm the results. Explore the HIV 101 Page to learn more about HIV. For those testing negative, or nonreactive, for HIV are encouraged to consider PrEP as part of individual risk-reduction and prevention strategies. If you were just diagnosed with HIV, all is not lost. Explore our Just Diagnosed Page.
Through timely and consistent treatment, HIV no longer needs to become a barrier to living life to its fullest. Did you know that you can be living with HIV and as longs as you reach and maintain a level considered “undetectable” you have little to no chance of passing HIV on to your partners? This is the basis of the U=U campaigns you may have heard about.
MAO also offers Hepatitis C testing. This requires a finger prick, and results are ready just as fast as with HIV testing. Appointments are required for Hepatitis C testing as testing materials may be limited at times. Explore the Hep C 101 Page to learn more about Hepatitis C or contact the MAO Wellness Center.
Did you know that people living with HIV are twice as likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes? If you need a brush up on Diabetes, explore the Diabetes 101 Page on this site.