HIV Counseling & Testing
- The Benefits of Knowing Your Status
- HIV Risk Reduction Tool
- Free & Anonymous HIV Testing @ Health Education
- Clinical Confidential Testing
- Anonymous vs. Confidential
- Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
- Forms & Information
- Knowing your HIV status will help you to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus to others
- Knowing your HIV status can alleviate the stress and anxiety of thinking that you may be infected but not knowing your actual HIV status.
- If you test negative for HIV, you can make decisions and take steps that will help you remain HIV negative.
- If you test positive for HIV, you can seek medical treatment earlier. Early medical treatment can slow the progress of HIV and delay the onset of AIDS. Pregnant women who test positive for HIV can take action to prevent their baby from becoming infected with HIV
Learn more about how to protect yourself and get information tailored to meet your needs from CDC’s HIV Risk Reduction Tool (BETA).
Michigan State University students, faculty and staff can test free and anonymously within Health Education at Olin Student Health Services. This testing is separate from routine medical visits.
- The testing and counseling procedure includes education, counseling, a specimen (blood sample), two ELISA tests, a Western Blot test if necessary, and a post-test counseling session.
- The initial counseling session is a 20-30 minute meeting with a certified HIV counselor where you will discuss what brought you in to test.
- Olin Health Center’s laboratory will draw your blood and send your specimen to be tested for HIV antibodies.
- In order to receive your results, you must return to Health Education in person for a brief, post-test counseling session one week after your initial appointment.
- Call to schedule an appointment at 517.353.4660
- If you are unable to make your scheduled appointment, please call and cancel so someone else may use that time slot.