Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the “Testing 1, 2, 3” Online STI testing Service?
2. How does the service work?
3. What will I be tested for?
4. What if I want to get tested for additional STIs?
5. Is Testing 1, 2, 3 only for people who don’t have any symptoms?
6. Are the walk-in clinical laboratory testing services that I need to go to free?
7. Will my health insurance pay for the clinical laboratory testing services?
8. What if I would prefer to pay for the testing services myself? How much will it cost?
9. What if I can’t afford to pay out of pocket and don’t have health insurance?
10. Who will see my personal and clinical information?
11. I’m covered under someone else’s health insurance. Will they see that I’ve gone for this testing?
12. What happens when I go to the walk-in clinical laboratory?
13. How long does it take for results to come back?
14. What happens if I have a positive result on any of the tests?
15. What happens if all my tests are negative?
16. Can people under age 18 get an HIV and STI test in Rhode Island without their parent or guardian’s consent?
17. Who should get tested for HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and how often?
18. Who should I contact if I have questions?
19. Where can I go to learn more about healthy sexual activity and HIV/STI prevention?