Call Health Services at 501-916-3188 to schedule your confidential HIV screening.
The CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care, and more often if you do things that might increase your risk for getting HIV. Even if you are in a monogamous relationship (both you and your partner are having sex only with each other), you should find out for sure whether you or your partner has HIV.
According to the CDC, an estimated 1.2 million people in the United States had HIV at the end of 2018, the most recent year for which this information is available. Of those people, about 14%, or 1 in 7, did not know they had HIV. The only way to know your HIV status is to get tested. Knowing your status gives you powerful information to keep you and your partner healthy.
An HIV screening in Health Services consists of a simple venipuncture (blood draw). The blood sample is then sent to the outsource laboratory, Quest Diagnostics, for processing. Results are normally available within 2 days. In addition, the healthcare provider will talk with you about risk factors and answer any questions you might have.
HIV test results become part of your confidential medical record. Information from a person’s medical record can only be released with a signed Release of Medical Information Form, except as required by law and/or court order.