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Operations Hours

Mon – Fri 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
2nd/4th Sat 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Testing Information

At LGBT+ Center Kissimmee, we offer testing for common sexually transmitted infections (STI/STD). While donations are encouraged, neither payment nor insurance is required to access these services (it’s free). Tests are separated into two rooms: rapid and non-rapid testing. If you are looking to do both, please make sure to get your tests from both rooms. If you have any questions, comments, and/or suggestions, let any of our staff know and we will be happy to assist you further. Please be aware that information linked here is for general informational purposes only. These do not substitute the personalized advice of healthcare providers accessed at LGBT+ Center Kissimmee or elsewhere.

Important note: When sexually transmitted infections, STI (ITS en español), disrupt body function and damage body structure, it’s called STD (ETS en español). Usually, the difference is whether or not you have symptoms; however, it is common to find both terms used interchangeably. It is unlikely that this will affect your testing experience.

Rapid Testing

The average time for this type of testing is 15-20 minutes. At the end, you will get your results. Provided through LGBT+ Center Kissimmee.

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)

Test we use: SURE CHECK® HIV 1/2 ASSAY

Sample method: fingerstick (a teardrop of blood from finger)

HCV (Hepatitis C virus)

Test we use: OraQuick HCV Test

Sample method: fingerstick (a teardrop of blood from finger)

*The links will open a PDF.

Laboratory Testing

The average time for this type of testing is 30 minutes. We will discuss your results with you through telehealth via your HIPAA-compliant Spruce account. Notification of your results will come within 2 weeks; however, these are usually received much sooner (~4 business days). Diagnosis and treatment services are provided for free through Harmony Healthcare Orlando.

Chlamydia

Test(s) we use: usually Chlamydia/GC NAA, Confirmation

Sample method: urine (depending on discussion with your tester, may include rectal and oral swab)

Gonorrhea

Test(s) we use: usually Chlamydia/GC NAA, Confirmation

Sample method: urine (depending on discussion with your tester, may include rectal and oral swab)

Syphilis

Test(s) we use: RPR, Rfx Qn RPR/Confirm TP

Sample method: blood draw

Hepatitis A

Test(s) we use: Hep A Ab, Total

Sample method: blood draw

*The links will open a PDFs.

Hepatitis B

Test(s) we use: HBsAg Screen

Sample method: blood draw

*While the linked websites mention vaccines, basic information (e.g. symptoms, treatment) about Hepatitis B is included.

HSV-1&2 (Herpes 1&2)

Test(s) we use: usually HSV-2 Type Spec Ab, IgG w/Rflx (HSV-1 available upon request)

Sample method: blood draw

*Oral and genital herpes can be caused by both HSV-1 and/or HSV-2. The “oral” and “genital” names only refer to the location of symptoms. While the linked websites discuss genital herpes, it includes an important discussion about oral herpes.

**While there is currently neither a cure nor vaccine, both can be managed. Antivirals can be prescribed to help the symptoms caused by both viruses and as an option for preventing transmission.

***Like some STIs, little to no symptoms may be present. The symptoms may also be confused with other health concerns. As such, many are not even aware they have HSV. Most people contract oral herpes during childhood through non-sexual means (e.g. kissing, saliva contact).

Additional Questions?

LGBT+ Center Kissimmee: 407-201-2544 English/Spanish

Florida HIV Hotline: 800-352-2437 English, 800-545-7432 Español, 800-243-7101 Haitian Creole

National HIV Hotline: 800-448-0440 English/Spanish

National STD Hotline 800-232-4636 English/Spanish

*If calling outside of the United States, please precede the phone number with 01.

THE CENTER IS A 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATION. THE CENTER'S REGISTRATION NUMBER IS CH11373. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

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