Rapid HIV Testing / Hepatitis C Testing

LESHRC offers on-site as well as community venue Rapid HIV Testing free of charge. Results of HIV screenings are ready within 20 minutes.

In conjunction with New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), LESHRC provides antibody testing to individuals who may have been exposed to Hepatitis C virus.  Hepatitis C infection can go without symptoms for up to 30 years, but a simple blood test can let someone know if they’ve ever been exposed or infected with Hepatitis C virus, with results available in approximately 10 days.

Testing is available on:

Walk-In Hours:

Monday 10 am - 2pm
Wednesday 10 am - 2pm
Thursday 10 am - 2pm
Friday 10 am - 2pm

Appointment Only Hours:

Weekdays after 2 pm, Tuesdays and Saturdays

Appointments can be made via phone by calling Ajani Benjamin at (212) 226-6333 ext. 119, or via email at ajani@leshrc.org

We provide counseling and link individuals to medical care, if necessary.

If you are interested in HIV / Hepatitis C testing at a community site or event, please contact Ajani Benjamin at (212) 226-6333 ext. 119 or email ajani@leshrc.org


Why Should I Get Tested?

NYS Department of Health: Reasons to Get an HIV Test (PDF)340.31 KB
NYS Department of Health: Q & A about HIV/AIDS (PDF)443.13 KB
NYS Department of Health: Q & A about HIV/AIDS - Spanish (PDF)436.12 KB
HCV Advocate: A Guide to Understanding Hepatitis C (PDF)1.15 MB