1.1 million people in the US are living with HIV.
1 in 7 of them don’t know they have it.

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION


FREE Confidential Testing for HIV, Hepatitis C, and Syphilis

WNCAP provides free and confidential rapid testing for HIV, Hepatitis C, and Syphilis. Testing is available by appointment at the Asheville office (554 Fairview Rd.​), Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Click here to make an appointment. Feel free to contact WNCAP for more information at info@wncap.org or (828) 252-7489.


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Important Numbers

National HIV/AIDS Hotline:
(800) CDC-INFO (800) 232-4636

National HIV/AIDS Hotline TTY:
(888) 232-6348

National HIV/AIDS Email:
cdcinfo@cdc.gov

Hepatitis C Association Support Line:
877-HELP-4-HEP (877-435-7443)

WNCAP also offers HIV and Hepatitis C testing at multiple sites across our 18 county service region per request. Contact us at info@wncap.org or (828) 252-7489 to set up a free and confidential testing event in your community. The testing process requires the completion of a simple one-page form with your written consent. The test is done with a simple finger stick that takes a couple drops of blood and provides results in 20 minutes, enabling people to learn their status in a single visit. For those whose test result is reaction, connection to care is immediate.

WNCAP seeks to reach all community members to ensure access to free confidential HIV and Hepatitis C testing services. By bringing testing into the community, services can be offered to groups in which HIV and other STDs have been under-diagnosed. WNCAP has hosted free HIV and Hepatitis C testing events at homeless support agencies, health fairs, substance abuse clinics, community centers, churches, colleges, and migrant camps. If you are interested in hosting an event in Western North Carolina, please contact WNCAP Prevention Supervisor Tracey Childers​ at tchilders@wncap.org​ or (828) 252-7489 ext. 312.


More about the test

WNCAP uses the OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV ½ Antibody Test​ and the OraQuick Rapid Hepatitis C Test​. This screening tool provides results in 20 minutes, enabling people to learn their status in a single visit and allows people who have a reactive test result to be connected to care immediately.

North Carolina does not allow anonymous HIV testing, only confidential HIV testing. Confidential testing means a name is associated with the test. All information is held in strict confidence and is not released to anyone who is not associated with the testing process


Regional Health Departments and Health Centers also provide confidential HIV/STI testing:

Blue Ridge Health Center (Hvl) (828) 692-4289
Buncombe County Health Center (828) 250-5109
Cherokee County (828) 837-7486
Cherokee Indian Hospital (828) 497-9163 x6445
Clay County (828) 389-8052
Cleveland County (704) 484-5254
Graham County (828) 479-7900
Haywood County (828) 452-6675
Henderson County (828) 692-4223
Jackson County (828) 586-8994
Macon County (828) 349-2420
Madison County (828) 649-3531
McDowell County (828) 652-6811
Mitchell County (828) 688-2371
Polk County (828) 894-8271
Rutherford County (828) 287-6101
Swain County (828) 488-3198
Transylvania County (828) 884-3135
Yancey County (828) 682-6118
WNC Community Health Services Asheville (828) 285-0622
Planned Parenthood in Asheville (828) 252-7928 (fee for testing)


Other Important Numbers

WNCAP Prevention Specialists
(828) 252-7489 (safer sex supplies and information)
Needle Exchange Program of Asheville​
(828) 252-7489 (anonymous and free-injection equipment and information)
United Way 211
dial 211 (referral to all other community resources)


Prevention Education

WNCAP offers innovative age appropriate education programs and HIV/AIDS education materials for schools, worksites & community groups