HIV Counseling & Testing

The CDC recommends testing for HIV as a routine part of medical care for all persons ages 13-64 (HIV testing should be routine for people over aged 64 as well if you are sexually active or if you share needles to inject drugs). If you engage in higher risk behaviors (unprotected sex or share needles to inject drugs) it is best to be tested every three to six months. The sooner that a person finds out that they are HIV positive, the less likely they are to pass along the infection to others. In fact, 21% of all people living with HIV in the US are unaware of their infection. In addition, that 21% of the population is estimated to be responsible for transmitting over 50% of all new cases of HIV. If you do test positive for HIV there are resources available to help you get on medications and keep you healthy. Testing positive for HIV is no longer a death sentence, but it will require you to take care of yourself and to strictly follow the directions of your medical provider.

HIV Counseling & Testing by The Consortium

HIV Testing is provided by The Consortium at three Walgreens locations in Wilmington.  This FREE counseling and testing is available as follows:

2121 Kirkwood Hwy. – Tuesdays, 12:30 – 4:30 pm
839 N. Market Street – Wednesdays, 12:30 – 4:30 pm
1201 N. Market Street – Thursdays, 12:30 – 4:30 pm

Testing is also available at Consortium offices, 100 W. 10th Street, Suite 415, Wilmington, by calling 302-654-5471, Monday-Thursday, 8:15-4:30 pm and Friday, 8:30-1:30 pm.

What is Opt-Out HIV Testing?
On June 27, 2012 Governor Jack Markell signed Senate Bill 162 in to law, providing for routine HIV opt-out testing. SB 162 implements the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation that HIV testing should be part of the standard battery of medical tests and removes the need for written consent for an HIV test. The bill preserves the opportunity for patients to decline the testing as with most other medical tests. 

For more information about the bill please visit the following links: Delaware Health & Social Services and News.Delaware.Gov

Visit www.HIVtest.org to find locations near you that provide HIV testing.

HIV Testing Locations in Delaware
The following agencies offer HIV testing. In most cases, HIV testing is free. However, you should check with the agency first to be sure and to find out their hours for testing. You can also call the Delaware AIDS Hotline at 800-422-0429 to find the site closest to you.

 State Agencies Location Telephone
Adams State Service Center (Georgetown) Georgetown 302-856-5225
Porter State Service Center Wilmington 302-577-3521
Shipley State Service Center Seaford 302-628-2006
Milford State Service Center Milford 302-424-7130
Williams State Service Center Dover 302-857-5150
Pyle State Service Center Frankford 302-628-2000
Community-Based Organizations
VA Medical Center (For Veterans only) Wilmington 302-944-2511 or 800-461-8262
AIDS Delaware Wilmington 302-652-6776
Beautiful Gate Outreach Center Wilmington 302-472-3002
Brandywine Counseling Wilmington 302-655-9880
CAMP Safe (CAMP Rehoboth) Rehoboth 302-227-5620
Christiana Care – HIV Community Program Wilmington 302-255-1300
Christiana Care – HIV Community Program (Sussex) Georgetown 302-933-3420
Christiana Care – Women’s Health (HIV Screening) Newark 302-733-6510
Christiana Care – Women’s Health (HIV Screening) Wilmington 302-428-4414
Christiana Care – Women’s Health (HIV Screening) Middletown 302-733-6510
Delaware HIV Consortium (by appt.) Wilmington 302-654-5471
Henrietta Johnson Medical Center Wilmington 302-655-6187
Kent Sussex Community Services Dover 302-735-7790
La Red Health Center Georgetown 302-855-1233
La Red Health Center Seaford 302-628-7752
Latin American Community Center (Spanish-speaking) Wilmington 302-655-7338
Planned Parenthood (sliding scale fee) Wilmington 302-655-7296
Planned Parenthood (sliding scale fee) Dover 302-678-5200
Planned Parenthood (sliding scale fee) Newark 302-731-7801

For more information about these locations, general testing procedures, or to access other testing sites across the country, click here.

State Service Centers

State HIV/AIDS Hotlines:
The Body: United States AIDS Hotlines

Health Resources and Services Administration: State Hotlines