Free HIV/STD Testing

Below is a list of our upcoming community testing locations where we will be offering free HIV/STD testing, as well as other sexual health supplies. First time testers can receive a FREE $10 Gift Card! Events are open to all community members, however some events do require an appointment.

March 2023:

  • March 21st - 1pm to 3pm at UNCW Main Campus, DePaolo Hall Student Health Center, 601 College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403  
  • March 27th - 3:30pm to 5:30pm at The Healing Place of New Hanover County at 1000 Medical Center Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401
    • An appointment is required for this event. Please contact 910-798-6543 to schedule an appointment.

If you are an agency or organization looking to have HIV/STD testing or sexual health supplies available, please click below to learn more.

  1. What is HIV? What are STDS?
  2. What is this program? why is it free?
  3. Request HIV/STD Testing for your event

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system and kills the body’s white-blood cells. There is currently no effective cure, once people get HIV they have it for life. However, with proper medical care and medication, HIV can be controlled. People living with HIV who get effective HIV treatment can live long, healthy lives and protect their partners.

HIV is transmitted typically in five ways:

  1. Blood
  2. Seminal fluids
  3. Rectal fluids
  4. Vaginal fluids
  5. Breast milk

HIV is considered to be one of many different types of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). These diseases are spread through different types of sexual intercourse and if left untreated, can have serious health consequences. Some of the most common STDs and related-illnesses are: bacterial vaginosis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes, genital HPV, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), trichomoniasis, syphilis, and HIV.

For more information on the signs, symptoms, and treatment of STDs, please visit: