UM Capital Region Medical Center offers free HIV testing in our Emergency Department. Walk-ins are welcome.

What is HIV?

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). AIDS is the last stage of HIV infection, where the body’s immune system is no longer able to fight off infections. Most people don't know they have HIV!

There is no cure for HIV or AIDS but it can be managed. That’s why getting tested and knowing your status is so important. If you test positive for HIV we will link you to resources that will help you navigate the healthcare system. HIV is no longer a death sentence; it can be managed allowing you to live a long and productive life.

Questions? Please call our Care Navigator at 240-677-1246. We are here to help.

Additional Resources

For more information on HIV/AIDS, go to:

or call 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636).

To receive information about other free, confidential testing locations, visit

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