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HIV Test

$ 89.0

Assessing your HIV status has never been easier or more discreet

This blood test screens for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a virus that attacks the body’s immune system unless it is controlled with medication. If you test positive for HIV, follow-up support with a physician is available at no additional cost. A one-on-one consult provides personalized guidance and next steps, so you won’t be left wondering what to do next. 


Protect your health and the health of your partner(s). Find out your HIV status by testing today.

HIV Test
$ 89.0

Test Details

Sample Type: Blood
Collection Method: In person at a Labcorp location
Age: 18+
Results: 1-4 days from when your sample arrives at our lab
HSA/FSA: Accepted
Test must be taken by purchaser

Preparation: If you’re taking a supplement containing biotin (also called vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H or coenzyme R), commonly found in products promoting nail, skin and hair health, we recommend that you wait at least 72 hours from your last dose before taking the test.

What's Tested
  • HIV

    Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. If left untreated, HIV can progress to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), a life-threatening condition in which the immune system is severely weakened. There are two main types of HIV: HIV-1 and HIV-2. This test detects and differentiates between HIV-1 or HIV-2 infection. 

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  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system, making a person more likely to develop other infections and diseases. If left untreated, HIV can progress to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), a life-threatening condition in which the immune system is severely weakened.


    There are two main types of HIV: HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 is more common and more infectious than HIV-2. HIV is spread through direct contact with HIV-infected bodily fluids through unprotected sex, infected needles or contaminated blood and blood products. It may also occur during childbirth (passing from mother to baby) and from breastfeeding from an HIV-infected mother. 

  • An HIV blood test can detect the presence of antibodies commonly produced by the body during an HIV infection as well as parts of the virus itself. The Labcorp OnDemand HIV Test includes a series of tests to determine your HIV status. This testing can detect the presence of HIV-1 or HIV-2. Our testing conforms to the updated HIV testing recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), enabling earlier HIV detection with more sensitivity than previous tests. 1,2

  • No test can detect HIV immediately after exposure, including a blood test.  The Labcorp OnDemand HIV Test is an antigen/antibody blood test. It can detect HIV infection about 18 to 45 days after exposure, which is known as the window period.3


    This window period varies from person to person and also depends on the type of HIV test performed.4 If testing is done before 18 days, an HIV infection might be missed.


    If the Labcorp OnDemand HIV Test is completed in the window period (earlier than 45 days after exposure) and the result is negative, you should get tested again after the end of the window period especially if there is ongoing concern about the possibility of infection.

  • The symptoms of HIV may vary depending on the person and the phase of infection. During the active HIV infection phase, when people are most contagious, some people have flu-like symptoms around two to four weeks after exposure, which can include:


    • Sore Throat
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle aches
    • Swollen glands
    • Fever
    • Chills


    Others may not experience symptoms or may experience only mild symptoms, but they can still infect others. When symptoms do occur, they can last from a few days to several weeks, typically followed by a long symptom-free period where the virus is still active and continues to replicate in the body.

  • This HIV Test is designed for anyone age 18 and older who is concerned that they may have been exposed to HIV.


    Some individuals may be at higher risk of contracting HIV due to certain risk factors.2  Knowing your HIV status is crucial if you:


    • Have a sexual partner with HIV
    • Have had another STI such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis or herpes
    • Have had more than one sexual partner since your last HIV test
    • Have a sexual partner who has had more than one sexual partner since their last HIV test
    • Are a man who has sex with men
    • Are a current or former injection drug user


    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all sexually active men who have sex with men, people who share injection drug equipment, and those who engage in sexual behaviors that could put them at risk should be tested at least once a year for HIV.5


    The CDC also recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine healthcare.5

  • If you test positive, you will be contacted by a physician from our independent physician network to discuss your results one-on-one in a stigma-free space. They can answer questions and provide personalized guidance to help with next steps, so you aren’t left wondering what to do.  


    Note: The consult provided with our independent physician network does not include providing treatment or writing prescriptions. Please consult with your physician to discuss further monitoring and treatment options.

  • No. The one-on-one consult is included at no additional cost for anyone who purchase this HIV test and receives a positive result.  

  • STD stands for “sexually transmitted disease,” and STI stands for “sexually transmitted infection.” Both STDs and STIs refer to the same condition: infections that are passed from person to person through sexual contact.


    Over the years, these infections have gone by several different names; “STI” is now the most up-to-date term. Educators and healthcare professionals switched from “STD” to “STI” because “infection” is thought to be less stigmatizing and more accurate than “disease” to describe these conditions.6

  • Visit the Labcorp OnDemand website to browse and purchase laboratory tests and create your Labcorp OnDemand account. All Labcorp OnDemand testing requires a healthcare provider order; for your convenience, Labcorp OnDemand has contracted with PWNHealth LLC and its affiliated professional entities (collectively, PWNHealth) to provide healthcare provider services. Visit a Labcorp location for sample collection; or, if using an at-home kit, collect your sample yourself. We’ll let you know when your results are ready to be accessed through your Labcorp OnDemand account or through your Labcorp Patient account. 

  • Your testing will be performed in a CLIA-certified clinical laboratory. Labcorp provides leading-edge medical laboratory tests and services through a national network of primary clinical laboratories and specialty testing laboratories. Our labs perform regular quality assurance testing to ensure our results are accurate.

  • Your results will be provided to you through our secure online portal to view or print. Results are also provided to PWNHealth, which provides professional healthcare provider services for OnDemand tests. If you are accessing your results through your Labcorp Patient account, all users linked to the account will have access to all OnDemand test results. Results may also be provided to a local, state, or federal health authority, but only when legally required. For example, many states require the testing laboratory and healthcare provider to report test results for certain communicable diseases, such as sexually transmitted diseases or COVID-19, to local or state health departments. 


    If you have questions or comments regarding the Labcorp Notice of Privacy Practices, or have a complaint about our use or disclosure of your PHI or our privacy practices, please contact:, call us at (877) 234-4722 (877-23-HIPAA) and ask for the Labcorp HIPAA Privacy Officer, or send a written request to: HIPAA Privacy Officer, Labcorp, 531 South Spring Street, Burlington, NC 27215. You also may file a complaint with the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.