HIV Testing

The Engemann Student Health Center offers two choices of HIV testing options: anonymous or confidential. The following information is to help you decide which is best for you. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend everyone should get tested with their primary care provider during routine visits. For more information on HIV, please contact the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Anonymous testing is conducted through the Office for Wellness and Health Promotion Department, and is the most private way of being tested. Because there are no copies, you have immediate control of who knows the results.
  • Confidential testing is recommended by some clinicians so that your healthcare providers are aware of this important piece of information about your sexual health. Don’t hesitate to speak with your clinician if you have any questions. The choice is yours.

For information on pricing, see our current Price List

Frequently Asked Questions

How soon do I receive my results?

Anonymous: Same day
Confidential: Same day

Do I get a personal copy of the results?

Anonymous: No
Confidential: Yes

What happens to the test results?

Anonymous: Destroyed
Confidential: Added to your health record

Who has access to these results?

Anonymous: Only you.
Confidential: As part of your confidential and private health record, disclosure is prevented without your specific written authorization, except by subpoena. There is no control of results once you authorize their disclosure.

Who provides testing?

Anonymous: An HIV peer tester trained to the standard set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides both pre- and post-test counseling.
Confidential: Your doctor or physician assistant.