Getting Tested Is Simple & Important

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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 free confidential HIV testing. 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!

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 site remains open until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, and MAO’s Dothan site stays open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

MAO provides the quick oral swab test allowing you to receive your results in approximately 20 minutes as well as the 60-second blood-based test. Initial HIV testing does NOT require blood; however, most physicians prefer the blood-based test. As such, MAO may present you with the blood-based test as a first option. For those receiving a positive or reactive test result, a follow-up lab-based blood-based test will be required to reaffirm the results. Explore the HIV 101 Page to learn more about HIV.

If you test negative, or nonreactive, for HIV, MAO will provide information about PrEP as a risk-reduction and prevention option. Learn more and decide if PrEP is right for you.

MAO also offers Hepatitis C testing. This requires a finger prick, and results are ready just as fast as with HIV testing. Appointments are currently recommended for Hepatitis C testing. 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.

Check out these personal messages from people like you, courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Act Against AIDS Campaign.