Why Test?

Why Test?

Because 1 out of 4 Black trans people are HIV-positive.

Because 4 out of 5 trans people who test HIV-positive are people of color.

Because more than half of Black trans women find out they are HIV-positive.

Because HIV + Treatment = A long healthy life.


At the end of 2015, 60,300 youth (ages 13-24) in the United States were living with HIV. More than half of them didn’t know it.

If you don’t know your HIV status, you can’t keep yourself—or the people you love—healthy.

Getting tested for the first time is a giant leap into the unknown. That’s why we built Mozaic: so there will be a community to catch you when you land.

  • If you are HIV-negative, we can help you stay that way.
  • If you are HIV-positive, we can connect you with healthcare and support services that will help you achieve “viral suppression,” which means you cannot pass the virus to others, and you can live a long health life.

Check out our schedule of free HIV/STI testing hours, and find a time that works for you.

If you are still on the fence about testing, check out what other community members have written about taking charge of their health.