Preventive Care: STI and Other Screening
Want to know how to stay healthy? Schedule a Health Assessment Video Visit to know what is recommended based on your age and sex (transgender students can refer to Vaden’s transgender health page or the CDC website.). Then make an appointment at Vaden for any services you may need. Recommendations may vary by different agencies.
Physical examinations to meet special needs—for employment, scholarships, programs abroad, etc., are offered at Vaden for a fee. The charge for a physical exam depends upon the complexity of the examination you need. Charges vary for X-rays or immunizations. Please call to schedule an appointment.
Sexually Transmitted Infections
We offer in-person, video, and online services related to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) including
- Screening, if you are at risk but have no symptoms.
- HIV testing
- Testing for symptoms that may indicate the presence of an infection.
- Treatment for STIs.
- Education about STI prevention.
Most testing will require a urine sample. To ensure accuracy, do not urinate at least one hour before the sample is taken.
Your risk of infection is determined by your sexual practices, including the use of barriers, choice of partners, and preventive vaccines. To determine your risk for STIs and which vaccines you need, use the online STD Wizard and bring your results to an STI screening appointment.
For more information on individual infections, please go to MedLine Plus Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
Medical Services provides HIV testing with a blood test. The lab results are filed in your medical record along with your other test results. Your medical record is confidential, and the results will not be released without your permission unless subpoenaed by law. Positive test results for communicable infections, including chlamydia, hepatitis B, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV and hepatitis C, must be reported to the County Department of Public Health.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP)
PrEP is an important means of preventing the spread of HIV. Schedule a visit or contact your provider to see if PrEP is right for you.