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HIV Testing

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4138 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH  45223

Caracole’s prevention program provides FREE, anonymous or confidential HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) testing for the community. We conduct testing in our Northside office and throughout Hamilton County along with education and prevention services to at-risk populations. We focus our community outreach on men who have sex with men (MSM), people who inject drugs (PWID), and commercial sex workers. Caracole’s testing program consists of:

  • Free, rapid (results in 20 minutes) anonymous HIV testing
  • Free, rapid (results in 20 minutes) confidential Hepatitis C (HCV) testing

Walk-ins welcome at our Northside Office located at 4138 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223!


HIV Testing experience: HIV testing is conducted as either an oral swab, or as a finger stick blood test. If you have eaten, drank, chewed gum, or smoked within 15 minutes of sample collection a finger stick blood sample is required. Expect the process from arrival to departure to take 20 to 25 minutes.

HCV Testing experience: HCV testing is always as a finger stick. Expect the process from arrival to departure to take 20 to 25 minutes.


University of Cincinnati Early Intervention Program

University Hospital
Emergency Department
234 Goodman St.
Cincinnati, OH  45219

Open 24 hours.