The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone over the age of 13 tests for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus at least once as a part of routine health care. This testing is important because one in six people in the U.S. who are living with HIV do not know they are infected. Those engaging in various activities that put them in contact with others’ bodily fluids are recommended to test at least once a year. Wellness and Health Promotion Services offers Free Confidential HIV Rapid Testing five days a week with an appointment and walk-ins events once a month.
All of our testers are trained and certified by the Florida Department of Health of Orange County. The Clearview Complete Rapid Test detects antibodies for HIV 1 and HIV 2 and is 99.7% accurate. The test involves a finger prick and results are available 15 minutes after administering. The test has a window period up to three months, so it is important to discuss previous risk with your HIV tester. Testing is confidential, as well as issues discussed and questions asked. Along with learning your status, your tester will review risk reduction strategies and assist you in creating a personalized risk reduction plan.
To make an appointment, simply stop by our office or call (407)823-5841. We ask for PID numbers for students, although if you are not a current student or do not wish to provide this information then please let the front desk staff person know.