HIV/STI Testing & Prevention


HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing Options—On Campus:

Option 1: Clinic Testing w/ Provider 

  • Student Health Services offers confidential HIV and STI testing by appointment during normal business hours, in both our Primary Care and Gynecology Services clinics.
  • Please note: some tests require samples of body fluids (from the anus, throat, urine and/or vagina depending on your risk), and others require a simple blood test.
  • Before scheduling check with your health insurance carrier to determine your out-of-pocket costs.

Option 2: STI Express 

STI Express is a self-service testing option without visiting a medical provider. Patients collect chlamydia and gonorrhea swabs themselves when they arrive and blood is collected in the lab.

Option 3: Wake County Human Services

 Wake County Human Services (WCHS) offers free testing with an STI counselor at Student Health Services.

  • First and third Thursdays each month from 12 pm to 4:00 p.m.  (no testing during academic breaks)
  • Appointments may only be scheduled beginning on the Monday of each week that testing is available.
  • To make an appointment: call 919.515.2563 and select option 2

HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing Options—Off Campus:

Wake County Human Services, located at 10 Sunnybrook Road, offers free HIV/STI screening on a first-come, first-served basis with sign-in required at these times.

Planned Parenthood, located at 100 S. Boylan Avenue, offers STI testing by appointment on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. Please contact this health center for HIV services pricing information.

LGBT Center of Raleigh, located at 119 East Hargett Street, offers free walk-in testing in collaboration with the Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina. Testing Schedule

Alliance of AIDS Services, located at 1637 Old Louisburg Road, offers free and confidential testing Monday: 4p-7p, Tuesday-Thursday: 9a-4p, Friday: 9a-12p

Women’s Center of Wake County, located at 112 Cox Avenue. Free and confidential HIV/STD/Hepatitis C testing is provided twice a month (on the 2nd and 4th Mondays from 12:00-2:00 pm) on site by Wake County Human Services.

Gateway Campus, located at 1306 Hillsborough Street, offers testing the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. Clients are taken on a walk-in basis only and on a first-come, first-served basis.


Safer Sex Supplies

The Pharmacy at Student Health Services offers one free “female” condom and three free “male” condoms a day. If you are interested in receiving more “female” condoms, speak with a Pharmacist about obtaining a prescription (24 FC2 per month).

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) is when people at very high risk for HIV take an HIV medicine daily to lower their chances of getting infected. A combination of two antiviral medications (tenofovir and emtricitabine), sold under the name Truvada® (pronounced tru vá duh), is approved for daily use as PrEP to help prevent an HIV-negative person from getting HIV from a sexual contact or injection drug-using contact who is positive. Studies have shown that PrEP is highly effective for preventing HIV if it is used as prescribed.

We offer confidential appointments to help you decide if PrEP is right for you. Our medical providers can prescribe PrEP after preliminary screening lab work is done. Students will have ongoing regular visits for monitoring PrEP per CDC guidelines. We currently do not offer PrEP in Women’s Health, but stay tuned for this change. PrEp is currently offered in the Primary Care Clinic.

You can schedule online at HealthyPackPortal or call us at 919.515.2563. For more information about PrEP, please visit the Center for Disease Control and Preventions Website.


Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that causes several different diseases. Some types of HPV cause genital warts. Other types of HPV cause abnormal or precancerous lesions of the cervix, vagina, and vulva. Some strains of HPV cause cervical cancer. Most types of HPV have no harmful effect at all.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that all men and women between the ages of 11 and 26 be vaccinated against HPV. The HPV vaccine, known by the brand name Gardasil, protects you against the types of HPV that cause most cases of genital warts and cervical cancer. When you get the HPV vaccine, you receive a series of three injections over a six-month period. You receive the second injection two months after the first and the third injection six months after the first. The Student Health Center Treatment Clinic administers the HPV vaccine, but remember to check with your insurance carrier to see if they cover the HPV vaccine. Call the Student Health Center Pharmacy at 919.515.5040 to check the cost of the vaccine.

Easton Osborn, PT, DPT, CLT, CES

Physical Therapist About Easton Easton Osborn joined the NC State Health Center in January 2022. He attended Daemen College in Buffalo, NY where he earned his Bachelors of Natural Science in 2014 and his Doctor

Tyler Pearce, MPH

Assistant Director of Community Health About Tyler Pearce Tyler joined Student Health Services in 2021 as the Assistant Director for community health and preparedness. He received his Bachelor Degree in Public Health and Master of Public

STI Express

Screening for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is important for anyone who is sexually active. Primary Care at Student Health offers STI testing for students. STI tests include blood tests for HIV and syphilis and swabs

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