Rapid HIV/AIDS Testing

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BillingsBox Elder, Browning, Butte, Great Falls, Hamilton,  Harlowtown, Havre, Helena, Kalispell, Missoula,  Pablo, Polson, RonanStevensville,

Rapid HIV/AIDS testing is happening in Montana! Know your results in 20 minutes.

The test is free of charge at some locations, confidential and/or anonymous, painless (finger prick or oral fluid), extremely accurate(99.6%), and includes risk counseling and a wealth of HIV/AIDS information.

What is Rapid Testing?

Rapid HIV tests are the same as standard HIV tests (Western Blot and ELISA) in that they test for the presence of HIV antibodies in a person’s blood that indicates HIV exposure and infection. While standard HIV tests draw a vial of blood that is sent to a laboratory for tests, Rapid HIV tests draw a small amount of blood or oral fluid that is tested at the counseling facility. You will not have to return to the testing site at a later date for your results.

How much does it cost?

The test is currently free. Grants have funded the pilot sites and the test kits. However, some testing sites are currently asking for an administrative fee or a suggested donation (between $10 – $20).

Is it still anonymous?

Yes. No names will be used to identify you to the state, your employer, your healthcare provider or anybody else without your expressed written permission. Your visit will also be confidential. Nothing you discuss with us will ever be told to anybody else.

What is the procedure?

A small amount of blood is drawn through a finger prick (much like diabetics use to test blood glucose levels) or if you choose you can have the oral fluid test which uses the same test kit. The drop of blood or oral fluid is then mixed in a vial with solution and a test stick is placed in the solution. After 20 minutes, the test stick will show if the test has worked and whether the presence of HIV antibodies has been found.

Who should get tested?

Every sexually active gay or bisexual man or men who have sex with men but don’t identify as gay or bisexual, should be tested for HIV. Those with other high risk factors for HIV (i.e. intravenous drug use, unprotected anal sex, multiple sex partners, the presence of other sexually transmitted diseases, healthcare exposure, etc)  should also be tested.

How accurate are the results?

The results of the Rapid HIV test are as accurate as other HIV tests. Current accuracy is around 99.6%. Four out of 1000 test have the potential to be inaccurate.

If my test results are negative, does that mean I don’t have HIV?

Not necessarily. At a minimum, it takes three months for enough HIV antibodies (the body’s response to infection) to be present in a person’s blood or oral fluids to react with the test. A negative test means you were negative three months before taking the test. However, if you have had no sexual contact or haven’t been involved in any other risk factors for three months prior to the test, then the results are accurate for the day of the test.

What happens if my test is reactive?

A reactive test means the test has reacted with antibodies in your blood or oral fluids. A second confirmatory test through a blood draw at another clinic or county health department will be required if your test is reactive. Should your confirmatory test show the definitive presence of HIV antibodies in your blood or oral fluid, additional medical care and advice will be made available to you.

HIV/AIDS Testing Locations in Montana

Below is a list of most all testing sites within Montana. Some of the sites do both the Conventional and Rapid Test. Those in bold offer the Rapid HIV Test and potentially the Conventional Test. Please contact the testing site to find out when appointments are available and confirm what type of testing they do.

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Planned Parenthood of MT – Billings
100 W Wick Lane
Billings, MT 59105-3813
Contact: Becky
Phone: 406-869-5040

Planned Parenthood of MT – West
1844 Broadwater #4
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-656-9980

RiverStone Health
123 South 27th Street
Billings, MT 59101
Contact: Debbie Hedrick
Phone: 406-247-3377

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Rocky Boy Tribal Health
Rural Route 1 Box 664
Box Elder, MT 59521
Phone: 406-395-4486

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Bridger Clinic
300 North Willson, Suite 2001
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: Laura Mentch
Phone: 406-587-0681

AIDS Outreach
202 S. Black Street, Suite 603
Bozeman, MT 59715
Contact: info@aidsoutreachmt.org
Phone: 406-451-5718

Connections
(Offsite Location)
Contact: Casey Rudd
Phone: 406-451-9995

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Montana Gay Men’s Task Force
(Offsite Location)
Contact: Steven Barrios

Browning-Blackfeet Family Planning Clinic
Powell Professional Building
East Glacier
201 1st Ave Northeast
Browning, MT 59417
Phone:  406-338-7808

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B.A.S.S. (Butte Aids Support Services)
(Offsite Location)
P.O. Box 382
Butte, MT 59703
Contact: Rick Holman
Phone: 406-491-1378

Family Services Center
25 West Front
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-497-5080

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Beaverhead Family Planning
90 Highway 91 South
Dillon, MT 59725
Contact: Debbie Robinson
Phone: 406-683-3183

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Dawson County Health Dept.
207 West Bell
Glendive, MT 59330
Phone: 406-377-5213
Fax: 406-377-2022

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Cascade City-County Health Dept.
115 4th St S
Great Falls, MT 59401
Contact: Trisha Gardner
Phone: 406-454-6950
Fax: 406-454-6959

Planned Parenthood of MT
211 9th Street South
Great Falls, MT 59401
Contact: Brittney Morris
Phone: 406-454-3431

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Ravalli County Health Department
205 Bedford, Suite L
Hamilton, MT 59840
Phone: 406-375-6259

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Fort Belknap Tribal Health
Rural Route 1 PO Box 66
Harlem, MT 59501
Contact: Katrese Hammond
Phone: 406-353-3156

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Hill County Health Dept.
321 4th Avenue
Havre, MT 59501
Contact: Barbara Miller
Phone: 406-265-5481 ext. 266
Fax: 406-265-5487

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Leo Pocha Memorial Clinic
436 North Jackson
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 406-449-5796
Fax: 406-449-5371

Planned Parenthood of MT
1500 Cannon Street
Helena, MT 59601
Contact: Kathy Wehri
Phone: 406-443-7676

Montana Gay Men’s Task Force
(Offsite Locations)
Contact:

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Flathead City/County Health Department
1035 1st Avenue West
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 406-751-8156

Montana Gay Men’s Task Force
Offsite Location
Contact: Brad Nelson
Phone: 773-972-7426

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Central Montana Family Planning
505  W Main St.
Lewistown, MT 59457-5703
Phone: 406-535-8811

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Lincoln County Community Health Center
421 Montana Ave
Libby, MT 59923
Contact: Susan Whitefield
Phone: 406-293-6291

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Custer County Health Department
2000 Clark Street
Miles City, MT 59301
Phone: 406-874-3377

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FDH & Associates
127 North Higgins, Suite 205
Missoula, MT 59807
Contact: David Herrera
Phone: 406-829-8075
Phone [toll free]: 888-713-4683

Montana Gay Men’s Task Force (Missoula)
Contact: David HerreraJon FreelandAndy Hardison,

Open Aid Alliance
1500 West Broadway Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59807
Contact: Christa Weathers
Phone: 406-543-4770

Missoula City/County Health Dept.
301 West Alder
Missoula, MT 59802
Contact: Pam Whitney and Brad Applegate
Phone: 406-258-3896

Missoula Indian Center
PO Box 16927
Missoula, MT 59808
Phone: 406-821-9515
Phone: 406-829-9519

Partnership Health Center
401 Railroad Street West
Missoula, MT 59802
Contact: Andy Hardison
Phone: 406-258-4418

Curry Health Center
634 Eddy Ave
Missoula, MT 59801
Contact: Linda Green
Phone: 406-243-2809

Planned Parenthood of MT
219 East Main Street
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: 406-728-5561

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Salish Kootenai College
52000 Highway 93
Pablo, MT 59855
Phone: 406-275-4926

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Lake County Health Dept.
802 Main Street, Suite A
Polson, MT 59860

Phone: 406-883-7314
Fax: 406-883-7290

RONAN – Back to the top of the page

Montana Gay Men’s Task Force
(Offsite Location)
Contact: Eric Hall

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Roosevelt County Health Department
124 Custer St.
Wolf Point, Mt 59201
Phone: 406-653-6223
Fax: 406-653-6210