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STI/HIV Testing

Get yourself tested

HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are on campus. All people who engage in oral, vaginal, and/or anal sex are at risk. Since STIs often show no symptoms, many of those infected don't even know it. If left untreated, STIs can increase the risk of getting infected with other STIs, cause complications with pregnancy, or cause damage to the heart, liver, or brain. The only way to know if you or a partner has an STI is to get tested. Students at Washington University in St. Louis have several options for getting tested for STIs and/or HIV.

Student Health Services can test for these STIs:

  • Chlamydia

  • Gonorrhea

  • Hepatitis B and C

  • Herpes

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

  • Syphilis

  • Trichomoniasis

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends routine HIV screening for everyone and routine screening for Chlamydia in sexually active women age 25 and younger. Testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia can be done with a urine sample, but you must not urinate for one hour prior to the test.

 

Use the Student Portal to schedule your appointment online. You can request any medical provider (medicine or women’s health). He or she will determine whether you have symptoms and discuss options with you.

 

After testing, results are available in several days (sometimes sooner) and can be communicated to you via phone, secure message, or a return appointment.

 

Confidentiality

Test results are recorded in your medical record. All medical records are confidential. Information from a medical record can be released only with your official, written permission, which designates exactly what information is to be sent to whom. However, by law, some positive results (including HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis) must be reported by the lab to the Department of Health.

 

Off CampusTesting locations

 

Community resources

  • The LGBT Center of St. Louis http://www.lgbtcenterstl.org/ 314-472-5428 4337 Manchester Ave. 63110 (east of Kingshighway in the Grove neighborhood). HIV screening is offered on Fridays at 7 p.m. Appointments by phone Friday mornings.
  • Planned Parenthood www.ppslr.org 314-531-7526 for the Central West End clinic at 4251 Forest Park Avenue (near Wash U School of Medicine), 314-865-1850 for the South Grand clinic at 3401 South Grand.
  • St. Louis Effort for AIDS www.stlefa.org 314-645-6451 1027 S. Vandeventer Ave. Appointments by phone.
  • St. Louis County Department of Health 314-679-7800 The North Central (Pine Lawn) Health Center at 4000 Jennings Station Road accepts any patients seeking testing and treatment for STIs regardless of where they live. Testing is free and no appointment is necessary. Call for details and hours.
  • St. Louis City Health Department 314-612-5188 1520 Market Street
 
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