A:After you complete your order, you should receive the test kit within 7 to 10 days.

A:Once samples are received through the mail, results should be available in 3 to 5 business days.

A:Stripe is a third party application that we use to collect payment for tests if you do not qualify for free testing. This is a confidential and private application. Please see Stripe’s link regarding security measures:
https://stripe.com/docs/security/stripe

A:No. We are not able to provide anonymous testing. However, our testing is highly confidential. We are required by the State of Colorado to report positive cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea, but this is done in a highly confidential way and is only used to track and control these infections in the state. None of this information is available to the public.

A:Your privacy and confidentiality are important to us. Creating an account ensures we can provide all the security precautions necessary to protect your information. Your test results will only be visible to you when you log into your account.

A:We need to know this information so that we can recommend the best tests for you.

A:When you create your account, you will be able to choose your preferred method of contact. You can choose for us to send you a confidential text message or a confidential email. Please be sure to give us a phone number or email that only you have access to. We will never include test results in a text message or email. The messages that come from us will simply let you know that your results are ready, and that you should log into your account to view them.

A:We need either an email address or mobile phone number so that we can verify your results, let you know when your results are available, and remind you when you are due for follow-up testing.

A:Yes. Our lab cannot process your samples if it has been more than 60 days since your test kits were mailed to you. Please collect your samples and return them as soon as possible.

A:The State of Colorado requires us to confidentially report positive chlamydia and gonorrhea results. We need to be sure that the information that we report is accurate and represents the person that was tested. Once your ID is verified by Denver Public Health staff, it is purged from our system. We do not keep any record or copies of IDs submitted to us.

A:A photo ID with a clear picture and your name is acceptable. An ID that includes your date of birth is preferred. Examples of acceptable IDs are a passport, driver’s license, state ID card, or government issued ID from outside of the United States.

A:Our STD Clinic staff will attempt to verify your ID within 2 business days.

A:Information collected through this website is only used for testing purposes. We do not sell or share your information with third parties. We are required by the State of Colorado to report positive cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea, but this is done in a highly confidential way and is only used to track and control these infections in the state. None of this information is available to the public. Please see Denver Health’s Privacy Statement for more information.

*Prices represent the cost of lab processing and program fees.
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  • One free test order every 12 months.
  • If you test positive, we recommend repeat testing in 3 months, and we will provide the repeat test for free.
  • If you test negative and would like more frequent testing, discuss testing with your health care provider, visit Care Near You, or you can order tests through this website for $32 per test*.
  • By national guidelines, we do not provide testing more often than every 3 months to people that don’t have symptoms.

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One free test every 12 months. If you would like more frequent HIV testing, please visit Care Near You, or talk to your health care provider.
Outside of ColoradoNo testing is offered through this website. Please contact local health care providers.

A:We can only offer refunds for tests that arrive to us damaged or unusable. If you are in need of a refund, please contact our website administrators at (303) 602-3540 or at DenverSexualHealthClinic@dhha.org. If you decide not to self-collect any of the tests that you receive, we are not able to offer refunds for part or all of those. Please be sure to review your order prior to submission.

A:If you are experiencing symptoms (burning, itching, discharge, odor, etc.), you may need treatment right away and/or tests that we don’t offer on this website. You should be seen by a health care provider as soon as possible to get the best care, prevent delays in treatment, and make sure you get the right tests based on your symptoms.

Please visit your primary care provider or search Care Near You.

A:If you are pregnant, you should have more screening than the tests we provide on this site. Correct screening is important in pregnancy to protect you and your baby’s health.  You should talk to your primary care provider or your OB/GYN doctor about syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and HIV screening.

A:STD is a sexually transmitted disease and STI is a sexually transmitted infection. While the terms are different, they mean the exact same thing. STD and STI can be used interchangeably.

A:STDs are infections you can pass through oral, vaginal, or rectal sex. The most common STDs include gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, trichomonas, herpes, and human papilloma virus (HPV).

A:Yes. If you are having any type of sex (oral, anal, vaginal), you can get an STD. We only provide oral and anal testing for men and transwomen. Please see Care Near You if you are looking for testing that we don’t provide.

A:Anyone who is having sex can get an STD or HIV. High numbers of sex partners and use of some drugs like methamphetamine have been associated with higher STD risk. You can limit your risk of STDs and HIV by limiting your number of sex partners, using condoms, discussing STD and HIV diagnoses, and discussing and engaging in STD and HIV testing with your partners. There are also medicines that you can take to prevent getting HIV.

A:Please see our Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and HIV Facts to see if screening is recommended for you. STD screening can pick up infections that can cause long term problems even if you are not having symptoms. In the case of HIV, screening can lead to getting care you need if you are positive or starting HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) if you are negative.

A:Yes. If someone has an untreated STD, it can be passed to a baby during pregnancy or during birth. This can cause serious and long term health issues for the child. Discuss the best STD and HIV screening plan for you with your health care provider.

A:Our website offers gonorrhea and chlamydia testing. We offer gonorrhea and chlamydia testing using urine, and for men and transwomen who have sex with men, we also offer gonorrhea and chlamydia testing at the throat and anus by swab collection if there is sex exposure at these areas.

A:For men or transwomen who have sex with men and give oral sex and/or receive anal sex, we recommend chlamydia and gonorrhea testing at the throat and/or anus to make sure these areas are not infected. Often infection at the throat and anus occurs without symptoms.

A:These tests are not recommended for all sexually active people. In addition, the samples are harder to collect, and the results can be difficult to interpret. We recommend you talk to a health care provider if you are interested in these tests to see if they are right for you.

A:The test that we provide is an OraSure Technologies OraQuick ADVANCE® Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test. This test uses a simple cheek swab to detect antibodies that your body makes to fight HIV. No blood is needed for this test, and you perform the whole test at home in 20 minutes.

A:No. Chlamydia and gonorrhea tests are done with urine or using swabs. The HIV home test that we provide uses a cheek swab.

A:Our website offers testing up to every 3 months. Please see the Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Facts to find out how often you should be tested. Please check the information above about the costs of testing to find out if testing will be free or if you will need to pay for testing. Other options include testing with a health care provider or testing site. Please visit Care Near You.

A:Our website offers HIV testing once a year. Please see HIV Facts to find out how often you should be tested. If you want more frequent HIV testing, please discuss testing with your health care provider or visit Care Near You.

A:If you collect the sample as instructed in Testing Instructions, the tests that we use are highly accurate. For best results, you should also mail the sample back as soon as possible (within 1 to 2 days if possible) and avoid exposure to high temperatures as much as possible.

A:It can take two or more weeks for a screening test to pick up gonorrhea or chlamydia after you catch it. If you develop symptoms of an STD, you should be seen by a health care provider and tested right away. If you have an exposure to an STD, you may need treatment even if your test is negative. If you have an exposure to an STD, see a health care provider to find out what tests and treatments are recommended to protect your health.

A:The home HIV test that we offer is not as sensitive as a blood test for HIV, but you can do it at home in 20 minutes. If you have a positive home HIV test, it doesn’t mean that you definitely have HIV. If your home test is positive, you will need to go to a clinic and have a lab HIV test. If the lab test is positive, clinic and HIV Linkage to Care staff will help you get care and treatment to maintain good health.
You should contact our HIV Linkage to Care staff (303-602-3652) or the Denver Sexual Health Clinic (303-602-3540) if you need more information or help getting additional testing.
If you have a negative home HIV test, you probably don’t have HIV, but it can be hard to detect HIV early after you get it, especially in the first 3 months. If you have been exposed to HIV in the last 3 months, you should consider getting a lab HIV test and talking to a health care provider.

A:Print out your test results or show your results on the website to your health care provider or visit Care Near You. You can also call the Denver Sexual Health Clinic (303-602-3540) for a telehealth appointment for chlamydia treatment or an in-clinic appointment for gonorrhea or chlamydia treatment. Please get treatment as soon as you can, and follow all of the treatment instructions. It is very important that you complete all of the medications, even if symptoms have gone away. Notify all your sex partners in the last 60 days that they need testing and treatment too. Follow the instructions from your health care provider about when you can have sex again. Repeat testing in 3 months.

A:If you have a positive home HIV test, it doesn’t mean that you definitely have HIV. If your home test is positive, you will need to go to a clinic and have a lab HIV test. If the lab test is positive, clinic and HIV Linkage to Care staff will help you get care and treatment to maintain good health.
You should contact our HIV Linkage to Care staff (303-602-3652) or the Denver Sexual Health Clinic (303-602-3540) if you need more information or help getting additional testing.
Keep in mind:  HIV is treatable. People living with HIV can live full, long lives. When HIV medications are used as directed, they can lower the HIV virus levels to undetectable in the blood. When a person has an undetectable virus level on HIV medications, there is no risk of passing HIV to sex partners (undetectable=un-transmittable, U=U).