Counseling & Testing

The primary goal of the Counseling and Testing (CT) program is to provide HIV prevention counseling, testing, and partner notification services for Kansans who are HIV-infected and/or engaging in behaviors that cause them to be at risk for contracting HIV. The counseling and testing program is funded by HIV prevention monies, which come from the CDC and the State's general fund.

KDHE currently supplies tests for HIV CT sites serving those who are at risk for contracting HIV. The CT program provides testing for clients who voluntarily choose to be counseled and tested for the HIV antibody, or HIV antibodies.

In the State of Kansas, the law requires the availability of anonymous (no name/personal identifiers) HIV testing throughout the state. Following this charge, KDHE has made anonymous testing available within a 100-mile radius of anywhere in Kansas. All tests are held to strict confidentiality requirements. All tests are sent to the Kansas Health and Environmental Laboratories for analysis and confirmation.

The STI/HIV Section provides valuable services to clinics including laboratory testing and treatment for syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea for over 113 public testing sites in Kansas (including most county health departments). This testing allows for the intervention of individuals who may be infected with an STI, but unaware of the infection. Find a KDHE supported testing/treatment site near you.