An HIV test is the only way to know if you have HIV. Free and low-cost tests are available throughout Hudson County, and you do not need a parent or guardian’s consent to get tested. HIV is a manageable health condition, and people living with HIV can live long healthy lives. Unfortunately, too many people don’t know their status because of a lack of access and awareness to testing. For this reason, we’ve roundup up all of the places to get an HIV test in Hudson County.
If left untreated, HIV is a virus that damages the immune system and can progress to AIDS, which can be fatal. When untreated, HIV can be transmitted sexually or by sharing needles for drugs. According to UNAIDS, there were 1.5 million new transmissions of HIV in 2020. The first reported case of HIV was on June 5, 1981, according to the CDC.
If you test negative, ask your doctor about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). By taking PrEP every day, you cannot acquire HIV. If you test positive, consult your doctor about starting HIV treatments right away. With treatment, you can become undetectable. Undetectable means that you won’t transmit the virus sexually and you can live a normal, healthy life.
Thank you to the Hudson Pride Center for helping us connect with these HIV testing providers.
Disclaimer: The information provided is for educational purposes only, and does not substitute for professional medical advice. Consult a medical professional if you’re seeking medical advice, diagnoses, or treatment. We are not liable for risks associated with using this information. This list is subject to change.
Federally Qualified Health Centers
A Federally Qualified Health Center is a community-based organization that provides comprehensive primary care and preventive care to persons of all ages, regardless of their health insurance status or ability to pay.
Alliance Community Health Center
115 Christopher Columbus Drive
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Metropolitan Family Health Network
935 Garfield Avenue, Jersey City
857 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City
West New York
5300 Bergenline Avenue, West New York
North Hudson Community Action Corporation Health Center Jersey City
324 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City
326 Harrison Avenue, Harrison
1116 43rd Street, North Bergen
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714-31st Street, Union City
West New York
5301 Broadway, West New York
Free and/or Low-Cost HIV testing locations
These locations provide HIV testing on an income sliding scale. Call ahead to make sure tests are available, and whether you need an appointment.
Hyacinth AIDS Foundation, Jersey City
48 Fairview Avenue, Jersey City
Hyacinth AIDS Foundation, Project Living Out Loud
655 Newark Avenue, Jersey City
Jersey City Division Of Health, Preventive Medicine Clinic/STD
1 Jackson Square, Jersey City
Spectrum Health Care Incorporated, Jersey City
74-80 Pacific Avenue, Jersey City
Barnabas Health, Jersey City Medical Center
1825 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City
Hoboken Family Planning, West New York
5305 Hudson Avenue, West New York
Hoboken Family Planning, Union City
1206 Summit Avenue, Union City
Hoboken Family Planning, Hoboken
124 Grand Street, Hoboken
Urgent Care Locations
Tests at these locations require insurance, or you must pay out-of-pocket. Talk with your insurance provider in advance to know whether they will document the HIV test in your records.
309 1st Street, Hoboken
201 Marin Boulevard Suite 3-B, Jersey City
4100 Park Avenue, Suite #7A, Weehawken
AM/PM Walk-in Urgent Care, North Bergen
7405 Bergenline Avenue, North Bergen
CityMD Jersey City – Journal Square Location
32 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City
231 Washington Street, Hoboken
Concentra Urgent Care, West New York
6701 Bergenline Avenue, West New York
Stevens Institute of Technology (students only)
In an email to students, staff, and faculty, a university administrator wrote, “Labcorp bills each student’s individual insurance; no fees are charged by Student Health Services. Student Health Services accepts prescriptions for testing from outside providers (for instance, for monthly routine lab testing) in addition to orders from Stevens Health Services providers. Insurance cards must be provided before a service is performed.” Students interested in HIV testing must first schedule an appointment at Student Health Services by calling 201-216-5678.