Did you have unprotected sex? In support of GYT week, IU Health Center and the Sexual Health Advocacy Group (SHAG) are partnering with Community Capacity for Prevention and Education (CCPE) Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Project to provide free and confidential HIV testing, November 28-30 in the IMU Georgian Room from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Testing is open to the entire IU and Bloomington community.
Additionally, free and confidential gonorrhea and chlamydia STI urine tests will be offered to 75 IU students on a first come, first served basis. Students who test positive for either will receive free treatment at the IU Health Center Pharmacy. STI testing is sponsored by SHAG and the IU Student Funding Board.
For HIV testing, participants will complete a survey with various questions ranging from the person’s date of birth, to their knowledge of HIV, to their personal behaviors. The HIV rapid test is then done using an oral swab that is inserted in your mouth–it’s as simple as that!
The test determines if there are HIV antibodies present. The result is processed in about 15 minutes. During this time, the person waiting can engage in an educational conversation with a CCPE team member or participate in interactive and educational tabling opportunities.
The CCPE Grant is a project funded by SAMHSA and is designed to reduce, and ultimately prevent, the onset of Substance Abuse and HIV among target population members in Monroe County.