STI or HIV Testing

STI Testing

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Who Should Get Tested?

Anyone who is sexually active should think about testing for sexually transmitted infections. The CDC recommends that women test for chlamydia annually until age 26. They recommend that men who have sex with men should test for STIs every 4-6 months. New CDC guidelines recommend routine HIV testing.  STI testing is available to all SF State registered students by appointment or by self-order at SHS.  Read below for STI tests that can be self-ordered.

 

What Tests Should I Do?

If you would like help determining what tests you may need to do, visit any of the resource websites listed below.  You will need to be sure that you are testing the appropriate parts of your body, which could include throat or anal swabs.

STIs - Testing Considerations (pdf)

STDs/STIs - American Social Health Association

Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Center for Disease Control and Prevention

What you need to know about STIs and STDs

 

Self-Ordered Tests

Listed below are the most common STIs among college students.  Tests for these STIs can be self-ordered online via myHealth.  Login & complete the self-ordered STI tests message and then head to the SHS lab the next day to do your tests. However, if you have symptoms, you will need to make a medical appointment.

Please note that both Family PACT and Department of Public Health do NOT pay for self-ordered tests.

 

Name of STI Test Charge for Test
Chlamydia $40
Gonorrhea $40
HIV $0
Syphilis $0

 

 

 

 

Year Round SHS Laboratory Hours - go directly to SHS Lab after ordering

Day of the Week

Laboratory Hours

Monday and Tuesday   9:00 am - 4:00 pm  (lunch hour:  closed 12-1 pm)
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm  (lunch hour:  closed 12-1 pm)
Thursday and Friday   9:00 am - 4:00 pm  (lunch hour:  closed 12-1 pm)

 

More Information

Herpes - Westover Heights Clinic

Anonymous Partner Notification Service