Testing for HIV
How testing is done at the Horizons Project:
- The Horizons Project offers free and confidential testing using the Clearview® HIV 1/2 STAT-PAK® test. This test is FDA approved for the detection of antibodies to HIV-1 and HIV-2. The Clearview test is accurate, simple and painless, but does require the client to give blood. The collection procedure is simple, and a trained Horizons Project staff member will guide a client through the process.
- The process starts with cleaning the area of the finger that will be used. Sometimes the finger is massaged to increase blood flow towards the tip of the finger. Next, a fingerstick allows a single drop of blood to be collected from the same finger. The sample of blood is then transfered to the Clearview device for testing. Each HIV test is accompanied by prevention counseling by one of our trained Horizons Project counselors and within 15 minutes you will receive your results.
For more information about testing, or to schedule a test, call our general number (313) 924-8230.