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).
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).
Free, anonymous, rapid HIV counseling and testing is now offered every Monday* evening from 6 PM - 8 PM at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center.
The LGBTQIA Resource Center is located on campus at the Student Community Center. Walk-ins are welcome during testing hours. Please come in early to sign-up for a time slot.
These services are provided by Harm Reduction Services, a non-profit organization from Sacramento that focuses on health promotion and HIV prevention.
Dates for the 2016-2017 Academic Year are as follows:
*Note 1/16 is MLK Holiday NO Testing
*Note 2/20 is President’s Day Holiday NO Testing
* Note 3/13 is Final Exams - NO Testing
*Note 5/29 is Memorial Day Holiday NO Testing