Updated December 2, 2013
HIV Testing at the Crane Center
The Crane Center offers FREE Anonymous and Confidential HIV and Hepatitis C Screening.
The Crane Center
976 Lenzen Avenue, Suite 1800
San Jose CA 96126
(southwest side of building)
Monday 9:00 am to 4:45 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am to 4:45 pm
Thursday 9:00 am to 4:45 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 4:45 pm
Anonymous HIV Testing
An anonymous HIV antibody test means that we will not ask you for your name at any time during the counseling and testing experience. We do not report the names of people who test anonymously—even if they test HIV-positive—to anyone, and we do not give you anything in writing about your test result.
Testing confidentially means that you give your name, your social security number and your date of birth. One particularly useful aspect of confidential testing is that you can get your results in writing. If you test HIV-positive, a written result enables you to access medical or psychosocial support services. Having your results in writing may also be helpful if you want to show partners when disclosing your HIV status.
HIV Antibody Test Results
It is important to remember that HIV antibody testing has a "window period." The window period is the time between
infection with the virus and when you develop enough antibodies to be detected by the antibody test. Until your immune system makes enough antibodies to be detected, the test will be negative even though you are infected with HIV. Some infected people are able to produce antibodies as early as two weeks after infection. Almost everyone will develop enough antibodies to be detected by 12 weeks after infection.
If the test result is negative, it means one of two things:
- Either you are not infected with the virus, or
- You became infected recently and have not produced enough antibodies to be detected by the test.
If you are concerned about a recent incident, you should test three months from the date of their last possible exposure. A negative test result does not mean you are immune to HIV. If you continue risky behavior, infection may occur.
A positive confirmatory test indicates the presence of HIV antibodies:
- You are infected with HIV;
- You can spread the virus to others through unsafe sexual practices, sharing contaminated injection equipment and/or
- You are infected for life.
Advantages of early testing for HIV infection
There are many new drug therapies for HIV infection which can sustain your health for long periods of time. Early detection allows you the option to receive medical treatment sooner,
take better care of your immune system, and stay healthier longer. Additionally, early detection of HIV allows you to take precautions not to infect others.
Alternate Test Sites
Asian Americans for Community Involvement
2400 Moorpark Ave. San Jose, CA 95128
Mon - Thurs (3:00 – 8:00 pm)
Rapid HIV testing available, no charge
For more information, call 408.975.2730
Billy DeFrank Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Community Center
938 The Alameda in San Jose, CA 95126
Tuesdays Wednesdays & Thursdays
Appointments are available from 10am-3pm
Walk-Ins from 3:30pm-7:30pm (on a first come first served basis)
HIV (rapid testing offered) anonymous and confidential results available.
For more information, call 408.293.3040