For the safety of our clients and staff we recommend reviewing the new testing policies outlined below:
- HIV/STI Testing Hours:
Note Lunch Hour is from 1pm to 2pm. We are closed at 3:30 pm each day for Lab Drop-off
Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm & 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Thursday from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Appointment Recommended, Walk-ins are Welcomed.
Only one person and technician are allowed in the testing lab at all times.
HIV test will be a finger prick.
Wearing a mask is required to be tested during the entire process. Please bring and wear a mask to your test appointment.
Syphilis test will be a blood draw, conducted by a licensed phlebotomist (TUESDAYS 10:00-5:30 PM & WEDNESDAYS 6:00-8:30 PM)
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea testing is a self-collected swab, done either by Throat, Rectal, or Vaginal.
Your body temperature will be taken upon arrival; anyone with a fever of 100.4F/38C WILL NOT be tested.
Hand sanitizer is available if needed.
Please come alone. Any person(s) accompanying MUST wait in their car.
Free HIV & STI Testing
LGBTQ Center OC
1605 North Spurgeon Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
We encourage regular testing and education and our staff is available for questions at any time. If we cannot provide an answer, we pledge to provide a resource for you.
We are here for YOU!
If submission issues persist please call to schedule an appointment: (714)-953-5428
HIV & STI Prevention
HIV/AIDS is no longer a disease isolated to the gay community. Orange County was one of the earliest communities hit with the epidemic and the LGBTQ Center OC has never shied away from the battle lines. The LGBTQ Center OC’s professional and volunteer staff go above and beyond to continue the prevention efforts.
The LGBTQ Center OC continues to be an HIV Prevention leader in Orange County with Community Outreach efforts like:
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Were you recently exposed to HIV?
If you have been exposed, or think you have been exposed to HIV, studies show there is a 72-hour window in which Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) can be effective in preventing HIV infection.
1) Contact an infectious disease doctor immediately or go to the nearest emergency room or urgent care.
2) Ask for the triage nurse if the office staff does not understand the urgency. Clearly state that you believe that you have been exposed to HIV.
3) If the physician determines that you are a candidate for PEP and you receive a prescription, seek a pharmacy that specializes in HIV treatment. Not all pharmacies stock the medication.
Are you curious about PrEP, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis?
You may think it is a free pass to have unprotected sex, but before you do, take a look at these resources.
The Centers for Disease control is the leading national authority on this treatment. Always consult a physician for the most accurate information. Learn more
We also like this resource from the San Francisco Aids Foundation. Learn more