STD and HIV Testing
Rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) continue to rise in South Dakota. Chlamydia and gonorrhea rates in Minnehaha County outpaced the rest of South Dakota and the nation in 2014, and over 400 South Dakotans are living with HIV/AIDS. One way to prevent the spread of infections by sexual contact is to get tested and treated as indicated.
HIV and STI (STD)* Testing
Due to staffing changes, we are currently only able to provide free HIV testing on Mondays from 5-7 pm. All individuals are welcome, and results are provided within 20 minutes.
* Syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea tests are still offered, at a cost and with an appointment, through Falls Community Health. If you would like free STD testing, please contact the South Dakota Department of Health, located at 1200 N. West Avenue, at 605-367-5363.
The South Dakota HIV/AIDS Prevention Program is committed to achieving the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy:
- Reduce the number of people who become infected with HIV
- Increase access to care and improving health outcomes for people living with HIV
- Reduce HIV-related health disparities
Our goal is to ensure every HIV positive person is aware of their status, linked to quality medical care, and provided the support they need to lead long, healthy lives.
- Medical care and treatment
- Emergency financial assistance
- Counseling services
- Pharmacist consultation
- Peer mentoring
- Free condoms
You Should Be Tested If...
- You have had unprotected sex
- You are sexually active with a new partner, an anonymous partner, or multiple partners
- You have tested positive for another STI
- You share IV drug needles
- STIs are passed through vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Some can be passed through skin-to-skin contact during sex.
- HIV is spread through blood to blood contact, semen and vaginal secretions, and breast milk.