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HIV Testing

Confidential HIV testing began at Student Health in the fall of 2005

Who?

All students who believe they are at risk for HIV are eligible to get tested at Student Health.

What?

The test used at Student Health is called OraQuick® Advance Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test. It is an oral test, swabbing the mouth with a Q tip. No blood is collected and no needles are used. OraQuick® Advance Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test does not use saliva. Instead, it absorbs antibodies from the mucous membranes in the mouth.

Where?

Student Health, Ground Floor, Health Sciences Center.

When?

Testing is done by appointment with all information and testing kept confidential. Appointments usually last 40 minutes. Additionally, two free, confidential (anonymous, by request) blood test sites are available in the community: Monongalia County Health Department at 453 VanVoorhis Road (304-598-5100) and Health Right clinic at 341 Spruce Street (304-292-8234).

Why?

Contact with blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk, and other body fluids containing blood may put you at risk for HIV. If you have had such contact, consider getting tested.

How?

The receptionist 304-293-WELL can arrange an appointment for your HIV antibody test. If you have any questions about HIV and HIV testing ask to speak confidentially with our Clinical Nurse Educator at 304-293-6245.

Cost?

$15.00 service fee covers both testing and counseling.