HIV & Other STI Testing
- HIV Testing
- STI Screening
- The Benefits of Knowing Your Status
- Anonymous vs. Confidential HIV Testing
Michigan State University students, faculty, and staff have two testing options at Olin Health Center.
1. Confidential Testing during a Clinic Visit
During a routine primary care visit, your provider may give you the option to be tested for HIV. HIV testing is routinely offered to patients in college as part of regular health care. If you choose to be tested during your primary care visit, the testing will be confidential, but not anonymous. There will be a charge for the HIV test, and results are generally available in 2-5 business days.
To schedule a primary care visit, please call 517.353.4660.
2. Free & Anonymous @ Health Education
Free and Anonymous HIV testing is offered through Health Education Services at Olin Health Center.
Click here for more information or schedule an appointment with Health Education by calling 517.353.4660.
If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, please call and cancel so that someone else may use that time slot.
For more information about HIV testing, look at our
HIV Testing Brochure.
Together, you and your clinician will determine what tests, if any, are appropriate. Tests may require:
- A urine sample
- An oral, vaginal, or rectal swab
- A cervical culture or a blood draw
STI tests available through Olin Health Center include:
- Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) (genital warts)
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
All testing, treatment, and counseling are handled in a strictly confidential manner.
Olin Health Center can also provide you with educational assistance and/or referral for any other sexual health questions or concerns you may have.
For more information, please visit our Sexual Wellness Resource page.
To schedule an STI Screening please call 517.353.4660
- Anonymous testing is free at Olin Health Center.
- There is a charge for confidential testing at Olin Health Center when it is done as part of a medical office visit.
- The difference between an anonymous test and a confidential test is how the results are documented.
- Anonymous testing means that nothing ties your test results to you. When you take an anonymous HIV test, you get a unique identifier number that allows you to get your test results.
- Confidential testing means that your name and other identifying information will be attached to your test results. The results will go in your medical record at Olin Health Center and may be shared with your healthcare providers and your insurance company. Your results can be disclosed to additional individuals ONLY if you grant written permission.