Rapid HIV/HepC Testing

Although all HIV/HepC testing dates at the Rainbow Center have been cancelled, our testing provider has made another arrangement for folx to be tested for HIV.  Unfortunately, the HepC in-home testing is not available.

Perception Programs is able to offer a free take home test for individuals who would like to know their HIV status.  We can mail it to you at your address (within the USA) free of charge.  We will have to collect some basic information for record keeping which is the same information that we gather at the testing days normally at Rainbow Center.  This test is an oral swab that will give you results in 20 minutes.  It will start picking up HIV 3 months after exposure.  Additional information on the test can be found at http://www.oraquick.com/.
If you are interested you can call or text 860-208-0888 or you can email stephen.feathers@perceptionprograms.org.




We have been able to expand the number of days AND the number of slots for each day!!!

The Rainbow Center and is a UConn/Storrs campus spot to get a FREE and private Rapid HIV/AIDS test and a Rapid Hepatitis C test which allows for results to be known within the half-hour!  The tests are free of charge, thanks to the generous support of the Risk Reduction Outreach program of Perception Programs, Inc., of Willimantic.  The tested sample comes from a simple finger prick.

Test dates during the Spring 2020 semester have been cancelled for the remainder of the semester:

  • Wednesday, February 12 @ 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 11 @ 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Wednesday, April 8 @ 10:00am – 1:00pm      CANCELLED
  • Monday, January 27 @ 5:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Monday, February 24 @ 5:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Monday, March 23 @ 5:00pm – 8:00pm      CANCELLED
  • Wednesday, April 27 @ 10:00am – 1:00pm      CANCELLED

This test is free of charge and open to all, however there are approximately 12 spots available per day of testing, allowing for 30 minutes for each test! No appointments will be taken due to the need for privacy. Arrive early because testing is first come, first served. Numbers will be given out to individuals and people need to wait in the office. If a person leaves the office and their number is called, we can substitute another person at our discretion.

The Rainbow Center is located in Room 403 on the fourth floor of the Student Union.

One may always obtain free, rapid, and private HIV tests and Hepatitis C (HCV) tests through the Risk Reduction Outreach Program, a component of Perception Programs, Inc.,  which provides services to Windham and Tolland Counties.  Its office is located at 90 South Park Street (use Young Street entrance) in Willimantic.  The phone number is 860-450-7128.

Can’t find a date that suits you?

There is free HIV testing at your local Department of Health. You can consult http://www.hivtest.org/