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TESTING & SCREENING

HIV TESTING

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) does not discriminate. Anyone, regardless of gender, age, race, sex, or sexuality, can become infected.

We believe that everyone should get tested if they are unaware of their HIV status—and keep getting tested regularly. Getting tested for HIV on a routine basis is a simple and powerful way to take control of your health and the well-being of your partner(s).

Getting tested for HIV with Bienestar has many benefits:

  • Fast—results in as little as 1 minute with our rapid finger stick tests
  • Confidential—we make sure your personal information is safe and protected
  • Answers—get all the answers you are looking for about HIV/AIDS, PrEP, safer sex, etc.
  • Empowerment—getting tested means you are taking action for your health & well-being
  • Compassionate—if your test is positive, the HIV counselor will link you to the help you need and provide a non-judgmental space to address your concerns and questions

We provide free, confidential, rapid 1 minute HIV testing at six of our center locations:

HIV Testing hours are:
Monday through Friday, 10:00am – 6:30pm
Walk in, call (866) 590-6411 or CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment.

Who should get tested?

HIV can be transmitted through various means including sexual contact or sharing needles with an HIV-infected individual. If you have been in any risky situations involving blood-to-blood contact with someone whose HIV status you are unsure of, it is highly recommended to get tested.

When you get tested, our HIV counselors can also help answer any questions or concerns you may have.

We also bring mobile testing vans to local bars, clubs, parks and community events to offer free HIV testing as a service to the Greater Los Angeles community. Look for our Bienestar vans and come get tested with us!

For more information about HIV testing or to request a Bienestar mobile testing van for an event, please contact:

Sandra Medina, Manager of Testing Services
Smedina@bienestar.org
(866) 590-6411 ext. 409

Hepatitis C Testing

Hepatitis C (Hep C) is an infection of the liver from the Hepatitis C virus. Many people who are infected with Hep C do not experience any symptoms for long periods of time and are unaware of their infection. Over time, Hep C can cause serious health problems like liver disease or liver cancer.

The only way to know your Hep C status is to get tested. With a simple finger stick, you can get your results in as little as 15-20 minutes.

Getting tested for Hep C with Bienestar has many benefits:

  • Fast—results in as little as 15-20 minutes with our rapid finger stick tests
  • Confidential—we make sure your personal information is safe and protected
  • Answers—get all the answers you are looking for about Hep C, treatment, etc.
  • Empowerment—getting tested means you are taking action for your health & well-being
  • Compassionate—if your test is positive, the Hep C counselor will link you to the help you need and provide a non-judgmental space to address your concerns and questions.

We provide free, confidential, rapid Hep C testing at the following center locations:

Call (866) 590-6411 to make an appointment today.

Who should get tested?

Hep C is spread through contact with the blood of a person infected with the Hepatitis C virus. Today, most people become infected through sharing needles, syringes or other equipment often used for injecting drugs. While rare, sexual transmission of Hep C is also possible.

Testing for Hep C is highly recommended for certain individuals, including people who:

  • Have ever injected any drug, even just once
  • Have chronic liver disease, HIV or AIDS
  • Were born between 1945-1965
  • Received donated blood or organs before 1992

If you have been in any risky situations involving blood-to-blood contact with someone that has Hep C or whose Hep C status you are unsure of, it is highly recommended to get tested. When you get tested, our Hep C counselors can also help with any questions or concerns you may have.

For more information about Hepatitis C testing, please contact:

Sandra Medina, Manager of Testing Services
Smedina@bienestar.org
(866) 590-6411 ext. 409

STI TESTING

STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections) are passed from one person to another through sexual contact. STIs are common, and many people who have them don’t have any symptoms. STIs can be serious if left untreated.

Getting tested is a simple, easy way to know if you have an STI for sure. If you have had unprotected sex or found out your sexual partner has an STI, it is important to get tested as soon as possible.

Getting tested for STIs with Bienestar has many benefits:

  • Comprehensive—you will get results for many common STIs (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, etc.)
  • Confidential—we make sure your personal information is safe and protected
  • Answers—get all the answers you are looking for about STIs with your counselor
  • Empowerment—getting tested means you are taking action for your health and the health of your sexual partner(s)
  • Compassionate—if your results are positive, your counselor will help connect you to treatment and provide a non-judgmental space to address your concerns and questions.

We provide free, confidential STI screening at the following center location:

Call (866) 590-6411 to schedule an appointment today.

For more information about STI Testing, please contact:
Sandra Medina, Manager of Testing Services
Smedina@bienestar.org
(866) 590-6411 ext. 409

Content Notice

This site contains HIV prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Since HIV infection is spread primarily through sexual practices or by sharing needles, prevention messages and programs may address these topics. If you are not seeking such information, or may be offended by such materials, please exit this website.

To Access Any of our locations, call us at (866) 590-6411 or email info@bienestar.org

East Los Angeles

5326 E. Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90022

El Monte/AHF Clinic

3131 Santa Anita Ave., Ste. 109
El Monte, CA 91733

Hollywood

4955 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Long Beach

1464 Cherry Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90813

Pomona

180 E. Mission Blvd.
Pomona, CA 91766

San Fernando Valley

8134 Van Nuys Blvd., Ste. 200
Panorama City, CA 91402

South Los Angeles

130 W. Manchester Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90003