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HIV Testing

The OraQuick 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 directed to the Student Health Center for a confirmation test.

The OraQuick oral fluid test, the test used by theWELL, 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.

NOTE: As the test is anonymous, no paperwork will be given to confirm one's HIV status. If you require documentation regarding your status, please contact the Men's or Women's Health Clinic in the Student Health Center.


STI Testing

theWELL does not provide STI Testing, but the Student Health Center offers an array of tests and 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.

STDWizard
A 5-minute quiz to find out if you should get tested for STIs.

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Page accessed: Friday, October 31, 2014
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