STEP RIGHT UP:
FREE HIV TESTING – DAY OR NIGHT!
TWO GREAT WAYS TO GET TESTED ON THE CHARIOT:
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
STEP RIGHT UP FOR A LATE NIGHT APPOINTMENT
Book an appointment online to fit your tight schedule during the daytime – or – find us at some of your favorite spots around Phoenix and step-right-up without an appointment late at night!
TAKE A PEEK INSIDE THE CHARIOT!
SCHEDULE A DAYTIME APPOINTMENT
Book an appointment to climb on board The Chariot parked in The Rock’s parking lot in the heart of Phoenix’s Melrose District twice a month. It’s all about you during your appointment, with access to Free Rapid HIV Testing, At-Home HIV Test Kits, and access to PrEP or HIV Treatment.
Available from 10am – 6pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, book your appointment here for a time that works best for you! No insurance or documentation needed. English and Spanish speaking testers. Wheelchair Accessible.
WALK-UP, LATE NIGHT TESTING
Check out upcoming events below where The Chariot will be on-site providing Free, Walk-up HIV Testing at a variety of locations that support you knowing your status! Can’t get away Monday through Friday from 9 to 5 when most providers and clinics are open? No problem! We’ve got you covered with night and weekend options to get a Free HIV Test in Phoenix – including two locations with testing available until 3am! Come for a test, stay to support the partners who allow The Chariot to roll-up each month!
No appointment necessary, no insurance or documentation needed. English and Spanish speaking testers. Wheelchair Accessible.
Find us at these locations each month!
MORE THAN JUST HIV TESTING
Not only does The Chariot bring Free HIV Testing throughout Phoenix, but it also brings a variety of test types and a team of specialists to help with next steps after your test – regardless of your result! Check it out!
Types of HIV Tests
We use two different types of HIV tests onboard The Chariot. The Insti is a favorite test and delivers results in only 1 minute. However, the window period for that test is up to 3 months from the last exposure. If you'd had a recent exposure you're concerned about, The Determine can detect HIV as quickly as 18 days and delivers results in 20 minutes.
If your test is negative, we can get you information about PrEP - the one-pill-a-day you can take to prevent HIV. Let us answer your questions and get you set up for an appointment with a local PrEP provider! We also partner with Valleywise Health who has a program that provides PrEP medical appointments, labs and prescriptions to people who do not have access to insurance!
If your test is positive, we can help get you set-up with treatment right away as we're part of Phoenix's Rapid Start Network. No matter your insurance status or income, we can connect you with providers and programs to get you started in treatment right away. And, if you need help getting to an appointment, we can help with that too!
We know it takes more than just testing to improve HIV outcomes in our community. From finding social groups, scholarship programs, jobs, building a small business, counseling services, prescription programs, to insurance coverage and more, we can help connect you with community resources to live your best life - regardless of status.
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 Action Center Spin Rack right on board! Stock-up on condoms, lube, massage lotions, tools, toys, exclusive swag and more!
MEET THE CHARIOT CREW!
AJ has been Ripple-Makin’ since July 2019 and has worked in HIV Prevention for 6 years. He’s provides HIV Testing and primarily connects people who are living with HIV to treatment. AJ also spends his time helping those struggling with homelessness and substance use by volunteering at organizations like Joshua Tree Feeding Program. AJ has a Chiweeni named Gringo, loves shrimp cocktail and his all-time favorite movie is Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. He loves to spend his down-time with family and sitting by a lake fishing to clear his head and stay grounded.
AJ speaks both English and Spanish.
Originally from Tijuana, Mexico, Fabian Alvarado creates ripples to end stigma around HIV and to connect people at-risk for HIV to PrEP. Fabian started with RipplePHX in 2022 and conducts Rapid HIV Tests, can get your PrEP questions answered and book you an appointment for PrEP after your test! When he’s not working, Fabian likes fast cars and hot guys, loves how leather makes him feel sexy and edgy, and has produced circuit parties throughout the US and Mexico. He has 2 beautiful dogs named She-Ra and Lou, and loves the food….and Margaritas…at La Pinata Restaurant.
Fabian speaks both English and Spanish.
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. Jeremy’s also a member of the Imperial Court of Arizona, Arizona Leather Bears & Cubs (ALBAC) and loves being hands-on while building things like Carnivals or Testing Buses with his hands.
Jeremy speaks English.
Romel Alvarado is a native Phoenician and has recently completed his Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate. He’s an HIV Tester and creates ripples because he cares about issues that affect queerness, sex positivity, immigrants and people of color. Romel used to conduct HIV outreach and distributed condoms with the YEP House before returning to HIV work with RipplePHX in 2022. When he’s not working, Romel loves iced coffees, anime and anime porn, video games, role playing games, vintage queer novels and erotica. He has a hamster named Hamtaro.
Romel speaks both English and Spanish.