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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Health

Free HIV tests made available for students


The UH Health Center will be conducting free HIV screenings from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 27 at the UH Health Center, Building 525, Wheeler Street Entrance 6.

The screening is available for all current UH students, faculty and staff.

“Your HIV infection status is important information for your health in terms of getting early treatment if infected and preventing transmission to others,” said Dr. Scott J Spear, executive director and chief physician of the UH Health Center. “If you are not infected, knowing so allows you to increase your healthy behaviors to prevent becoming infected in the future.”

There will be two kinds of tests available:

Confidential Test: An ID is required for this kind of testing. Your test results will be added to your medical records at the Health Center and you will be able to obtain a copy of your results beginning July 3 at 12 p.m.

Anonymous Test: An ID is not required. You will be known only by your assigned number. After coming in for your results at the Health Center, they will be shredded and you will not receive a copy of your results.

“Free testing offers campus community members a salient opportunity to determine their HIV status, but should not be seen as the only time to consider doing so,” Spears said.

Testing will be done on a first come, first served basis.

For more information about this free screening event, visit uh.edu/healthcenter


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