The CDC recommends routine HIV screening for all Americans aged 15 to 65 – not just those deemed to be “at risk.” It is estimated that over 1.1 million people are HIV positive in America and 1 in 6 don’t know they are infected. The first step is getting tested!
Health Services offers confidential HIV testing through 2 different methods:
- A venipuncture (blood draw). The blood sample is sent to our outsource laboratory, Quest Diagnostics, for testing. Results are normally available within 2 days. Cost: $10
- INSTI® HIV-1/HIV-2 Rapid Antibody test conducted via a simple fingerstick. The test yields results in as little as 60 seconds and is 99.8% accurate. Cost: $12
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.