The only way to know for sure whether a person has HIV or other STDs is to get tested.
Spokane Regional Health District supports Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for everyone
between the ages of 13 and 64 to get tested for HIV at least once as part of
routine health care.
The health district also supports CDC's recommendation to get tested at least annually for all STDs, including HIV, based on individual risk factors. HIV and STD testing can be done routinely with a primary care provider. See this Clinic Referral List for providers in the region that offer these services.
Program staff are available during business hours to assist with HIV/STD testing referrals and insurance enrollment. The health district offers limited HIV and STD testing services. For more information, call 509.324.1494.
Spokane Regional Health District's Case Management Program helps HIV-positive individuals navigate and access the sometimes-challenging medical care system and assists in finding the resources needed to stay healthy.