FREE HIV TESTING AT YOUR
FREE HIV TESTING AT YOUR
FREE HIV TESTING AT YOUR
FREE TESTING AT A NEARBY
APARTMENT, HOME, BUSINESS OR PARKING LOT:
FREE HIV TESTING WHERE YOU WANT IT!
The Chariot provides FREE HIV testing services at a wide variety of events and locations throughout Maricopa County each month. But we also provide FREE Curbside HIV testing to 77 zip codes in Maricopa County twice-a-month on Saturdays and Sundays to help fit your schedule when other testing locations are closed or are hard to get to.
Book your appointment today! Or if you see the Chariot out, “Step Right Up” for a Free, Walk-Up Appointment!
HOW IT WORKS:
Select a date & time
Select a Date & Arrival Time Block that you'd like The Chariot to come to you for testing using the form in this section.
COMPLETE THE BOOKING FORM
Complete and Submit the quick & easy online form on this page to book your appointment.
WE'LL CONTACT YOU TO CONFIRM
We'll contact you the day before your appointment to confirm. If you need to cancel your appointment, please use the cancellation link in your confirmation email at least a day before your appointment.
CLIMB ON BOARD!
Once you climb on board, we'll get your HIV Test started right away. From there you can take a spin through the Action Center Shop to pick up free tools and supplies, and talk with Spectrum Medical's staff about PrEP or HIV Treatment!
OUR SERVICE AREA:
TAKE A PEEK INSIDE THE CHARIOT!
BUS STOP WALK-UP TESTING!
Check out the events below where The Chariot will be on-site at an event or location providing Free, Walk-up HIV Testing!
MORE THAN JUST HIV TESTING
Not only does The Chariot bring Free HIV Testing where it’s needed in Maricopa County, but it also brings a variety of test types and also the team from Spectrum Medical to help with next steps after your test! Check it out!
The Zip Codes in our Service Area were selected based on data that showed areas of Maricopa County that had higher amounts of HIV cases in 2018 and higher amounts of AIDS diagnosis’ rather than HIV diagnosis’. Then, we filled in with other zip codes to create our service area.
Types of HIV Tests
We use two different types of HIV tests. If you’re in a hurry, we’ll use the Insti which delivers results in 1 minute. However, the window period for that test is up to 3 months from the last exposure. The Determine, however, can detect HIV as quickly as 18 days which is why it’s our test of choice, but it takes 20 minutes to run.
Spectrum Medical will be onboard and can get you information about PrEP, answer your questions and get you set up for a Tele-PrEP appointment that you can also do from your home!
If your test is positive, Spectrum Medical is onboard and can help get you set-up with treatment right away. You’ll have to go to Spectrum’s offices for this one – and if you don’t have transportation, we’ll make sure you can get to that appointment. After that, your appointments can be tele-medicine.
TAKE A SPIN AT THE ACTION CENTER SHOP!
When you finish with your test on The Chariot, go for a FREE shopping spree at our new, Action Center Shop right on board! Stock-up on condoms, lube, tools, exclusive swag and more!
MEET THE CHARIOT CREW!
AJ has been the Ripple-Makin’ Community Outreach Manager at RipplePHX since July 2019 and has worked in HIV Prevention for 4 years. He’s passionate about eliminating stigma around HIV and also spends his time helping those struggling with homelessness and food insecurities by volunteering at organizations like Joshua Tree Feeding Program. He loves to spend time driving around in fast cars and travelling to the northern Arizona mountains to fish and sit by the lake to clear his head and stay grounded.
Devin launched the PrEP/PEP Program at Spectrum Medical in 2018 and is excited about making PrEP navigation a mobile service. Devin really admires one of Spectrum’s providers, Judy Bergman, because of her vast knowledge of HIV treatment, prevention and STIs. She has become an incredible resource and supporter as Devin goes to school to become a Nurse Practitioner. When he’s had a rough week, you’ll find Devin binge-watching the remake of “One Day at a Time” on Netflix – raving about how much he loves Rita Moreno’s character!
JAVIER MARQUEZ, JR.
Javier has been a PrEP Navigator with Spectrum Medical since September 2019 where he loves empowering people to take charge of their sexual health with PrEP. He’s always looking for ways he can impact his community, environment, and loves to learn more about HIV and other viruses by keeping up with Science and Medical Journals. Javier is also passionate about social justice issues, healthcare reform, and better educational opportunities for marginalized communities.
Jeremy is one of the Co-Founders and is the Chief Ripple-Maker at RipplePHX. He loves developing innovative tools to reach into the Phoenix LGBTQ+ community to reduce the impact of HIV – regardless of status. He’s a big fan of all things Star Trek and says there aren’t many days where he doesn’t watch at least one episode of one of the series. Season 3 of Enterprise is his all-time favorite to binge-watch. Jeremy also loves to study film in his spare time and loves being hands-on while building things like Carnivals or Testing Buses with his hands.
Juan is one of the newest additions to the Spectrum Medical Team. He started in July 2020 as their Program Navigator and loves being able to make testing and sexual health education more accessible. If you catch him in the club, he’ll probably be sipping-away on one of his favorite fruity cocktails with the little umbrellas like a Banana Daiquiri, Mango Daiquiri, or Slippery Nipples. He nurses those hangovers the next day with reruns of The Golden Girls while telling himself to “just keep swimming”.
Kayte wanted to be a Marine Biologist when she was 10 years-old. She’s volunteered with RipplePHX since the very beginning and is excited to help people connect with PrEP who may not be able to access it on their own. In her free time, you’ll catch her binge-watching either Bob’s Burgers or The Golden Girls. One of her personal mottos was taught to her by her grandmother to “always leave things better than you found them.”
Thank You to The Chariot’s Sponsors!