While theWELL no longer offers anonymous HIV testing at the Reily Center office, the Student Health Center continues to offer a wide array of sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing options. Many people contact the Student Health Center and theWELL and ask for "THE STI TEST". Unfortunately, there is not one general test to cover all STIs. Some tests can be done together in the same procedure, but others require different samples and testing techniques. For complete STI testing, men should make an appointment in the Men's Health Clinic and women should schedule with the Women's Health Clinic. If you have a sore or something unusual present, please let them know when you call so that they can schedule you as soon as possible. There are male and female providers in both clinics, so if you have a preference, please let them also know that.
The OraQuick oral HIV test, along with a chlamydia and gonorrhea test, is offered on Fridays at the Student Health Center, by appointment only, as part of the Get Yourself Tested (GYT) clinic. Students are invited to one free GYT visit per semester. To make a GYT appointment or if you need additional sexually transmitted infection testing, please contact the Student health Center at 504-865-5255, option 1.
The OraQuick ADVANCE Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody test is a non-invasive test that detects the presence of HIV antibodies in a person's oral fluid. The test takes about 20 minutes, and results will come back reactive (HIV antibodies have been detected) or non-reactive. If the test comes back reactive, students will be given a second test to confirm the results. The OraQuick oral fluid test is considered the gold standard for rapid HIV testing in U.S. The CDC reports that in clinical studies done by the manufacturer, it was over 99% effective.
Chlamydia and gonorrhea testing is done using a urine sample. Results will be ready in 10 days.
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