HIV Testing

Oral Swab HIV Testing Tip

If you are interested in getting a HIV test, you must not have had anything to eat, drink or have chewed gum for at least 15 minutes before testing. You must wait at least 30 minutes prior to testing if you have used any oral care products (i.e. toothpaste, mouthwash).

End HIV Stigma

Do your part to strike out HIV stigma! 

Check out this excellent resource from our friends at HEP:


Use #StrikeOutHIVStigma on social media and start the conversation!

PrEP Blog from Health Education & Promotion

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a new prevention method for significantly reducing the risk of HIV infection. A person who is HIV-negative takes a pill called Truvada (emitricitabine/tenofovir) once a day. If HIV transmission occurs, PrEP works by making it harder for HIV to multiply in your body and attack your infection-fighting cells (CD4 cells, aka T cells).  

Learn more about PrEP here.

HIV Testing at the LGBTQIA Resource Center will resume on October 4th!

For the 2017-2018 academic year, anonymous HIV testing at the LGBTQIA Resource Center will be held from 2pm-4:30pm on the first Wednesday of each month during Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters (while classes are in session).

The dates are:

Fall Quarter:        

October 4th

November 1st

December 6th

Winter Quarter:   

February 7th

March 7th

Spring Quarter:   

April 4th

May 2nd

June 6th

Questions? Please contact Blake Flaugher, Health Promotion Specialist, at [email protected]

This resource is made possible through partnerships with Health Education and Promotion, LGBTQIA RC and Harm Reduction Services

Below are some resources regarding testing at other locations:

Health Education and Promotion has built a UC Davis Sexcess Map, which includes testing locations and where to get safer sex products (including birth control if needed)

You can also click Here to get information about getting tested for STIs/HIV at Student Health and Counseling Services, and here for their page specific to HIV testing.