HIV / STI Testing
WHY GET TESTED?
Regular testing is important to take care of your sexual wellbeing. Some STIs, if left untreated, may result in health complications, so it’s important to get tested regularly. We recommend people who have sex to get tested every 3-6 months, before having sex with a new partner, or after unprotected sex. Regular testing is a great way to care for the physical health of your body and that of your sexual partner(s).
What is HIV?
HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS. HIV comprises your immune system, which can make you sick.
How do you get HIV?
HIV is transmitted through semen (cum), vaginal secretions/fluids, anal secretions, blood, and breastmilk. Usually, HIV is transmitted through anal or vaginal sex. Using condoms and dental dams every time you have sex can protect you and your partner(s) from contracting HIV.
When can I get tested?
We've teamed up with the Women Resource Center and Career & Professional Development Center to provide 4 HIV testing dates this Spring.
Testing dates are as followed:
GONORRHEA & CHLAMYDIA TESTING
What is Gonorrhea & Chlamydia?
Gonorrhea and Chlamydia are 2 of the most common STIs on a college campus. They are completely treatable bacterial infections that often have no symptoms. We recommend for anyone having sex to get tested every 3 to 6 months.
How do you get Gonorrhea or Chlamydia?
Gonorrhea and Chlamydia are spread through sexual contact with someone who has the infection. These infections can spread even if no one cums. Usually, gonorrhea and chlamydia are spread through vaginal, anal, or oral sex. This is why it is important to use condoms and dental dams every time you have sex.
If someone contracts Gonorrhea or Chlamydia, treatment is very easy with a simple round of antibiotics.
When can I get tested?
Center for Student Wellness will host 3 STI clinics throughout the Spring semester. Come to one of our mobile STI testing clinic to get tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia for free. Masks are REQUIRED. Bring your UID.
- Wednesday, February 22 @ 12:00pm to 2:00pm, Location: Union West Ballroom - CANCELLED DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER
- Thursday, March 23 @ 12:00pm to 2:00pm, Location: Union West Ballroom
- Wednesday, April 12 @ 12:00pm to 2:00pm, Location: Union West Ballroom
WE'RE HERE TO HELP
We provide a number of resources and services for the campus community including workshops and trainings, Victim-Survivor advocacy services, STI/HIV testing, student involvement opportunities and more.
WORKSHOPS & TRAININGS
A variety of trainings on different health and wellness topics. Participants leave with practical skills and a better understanding of how to create a healthier and safer campus community.
VICTIM SURVIVOR ADVOCACY
Free and confidential support for students, faculty or staff who have experienced interpersonal violence (rape, sexual assault, stalking, harassment, dating or domestic violence). Located in the Student Services Building.
Drop-in HIV testing in the Student Life Center and mobile gonorrhea/chlamydia testing. Both tests are free for current U students.
Participant in a one-on-one collaborative conversation where a coach will aid you in achieving your health and wellness goals. Our wellness coach will help you take small, attainable steps towards improving your wellbeing.