Rapid Test Service for HIV, Syphilis, and Hepatitis C
An appointment must be scheduled by calling 93 811 11 66, sending us a WhatsApp message at +34649 012 044, or sending an email to serveiproves@colorssitgeslink.org.

What does the rapid test consist of?
The rapid test involves taking a small blood sample through a finger prick, which allows for an HIV and syphilis test, and results are available in 15 minutes.

How effective is the rapid HIV test?
At Colors Sitges Link, we perform a 4th generation rapid test that can detect the presence of HIV four weeks after the exposure to be ruled out.

The positive result’s effectiveness is very high, but it must always be confirmed with a second test (Western Blot). If the result is negative, it is recommended to repeat the test in a month. The window period for HIV exposure is 3 months.

Our tests are provided by the Department of Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya.

If the result is negative and one month has passed since the risk event, the test’s effectiveness will be 95%, and it will be possible to definitively rule out the possibility of an HIV infection once three months have passed.

Who can take the rapid test?
Colors Sitges Link is an association that serves the LGTBI community, but anyone who has had HIV exposure or is sexually active and wants regular HIV check-ups (regardless of their sex and sexual orientation) can schedule an appointment for our rapid test service.

Service Particularities

  • Anonymous, confidential, and free.
  • Test results in 15 minutes.
  • Possibility to rule out HIV, Syphilis, and Hepatitis C.
  • Information and resources on HIV and sexual health in general.
  • Attention, advice, and emotional support at all times in a judgment-free environment.
  • The test is conducted in a private and confidential setting at our headquarters located at Joan Tarrida Street, 1 1º 2ª, and is carried out by trained volunteers from the social and health sectors.