Free and confidential HIV/AIDS testing offered by UHS

University Park, Pa. -- University Health Services (UHS) is offering free and confidential HIV/AIDS testing through the Health Promotion and Wellness. This is a blood draw program, funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Pre- and post-test counseling is administered by trained peer interventionists.
 
Linda LaSalle, UHS Associate Director of Educational Services, encourages students who may be at risk to get tested. “If you belong to a high-risk group or have engaged in high-risk behaviors, it’s important to know the facts and get tested.”
 
Statistically, African Americans and Latinos are at a higher risk for contracting HIV/AIDS. Other high-risk groups for HIV/AIDS include anyone having unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex with men who have sex with men (MSM), multiple partners, or anonymous partners. Individuals who share needles to inject drugs or steroids are also at higher risk, as are victims of sexual assault. Individuals having unprotected sex with anyone in a high-risk group should be tested as well.
 
To make an appointment for free HIV/AIDS testing, students can call (814) 863-0461 or stop by 201 Student Health Center.
 
For additional information HIV/AIDS testing options available to Penn State students, visit the UHS Web site at http://www.sa.psu.edu/uhs/wellness/hivtesting.cfm .

Contacts: 
Last Updated March 19, 2009