The UHC is a confidential and judgment-free environment.

Want STI/STD testing? To schedule an appointment for May 7 - August 20, please call 540-568-6178. Online scheduling is only available during fall and spring semesters.

  • If you have symptoms, log-in to MyJMUHealth to schedule an appointment with a medical provider.
  • If you do not have symptoms, log-in to MyJMUHealth to schedule an appointment for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, HIV and Syphilis testing. 

STI/STD test results are confidential and available via MyJMUHealth secure online portal.

Getting screened for STIs is an important part of taking control of your health. Understanding your risks and openly communicating with your health care provider will assure that you are getting the right testing for your personal health. If you are or have been sexually active, please use the following recommendations to understand what testing best fits your needs.

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea ($25 per site)
  • Urine (self-collection - test for infection in the vagina or penis)
  • Rectal (self-collected swab - test for infection in the rectum/anus)
  • Throat (test for infection in the throat)

How Often?

  • Yearly OR with new sex partners
  • Every 3-6 months if you have had multiple or anonymous partners

Type of testing:

  • If you have engaged in sexual activity involving your vagina or penis - Urine
  • If you have had a penis in your anus - Rectal
  • If have had a penis in your mouth - Throat

Multiple site testing
Testing is specific to site. If you test only one site, you will not know if you have any infection of the other sites. You should undergo annual testing for any of these three sites involved in your sexual experience(s). Studies show that up to 83% of rectal and 100% of throat infections of Gonorrhea or Chlamydia are asymptomatic and will only be found through routine testing.

HIV  ($10)
  • Blood test

How Often?
Annually:

  • Persons having sex with anonymous partners or multiple partners
  • Injection-drug users
  • Persons who exchange sex for money or drugs
  • Sex partners of persons who are HIV-infected, bisexual/pansexual, or those that inject drugs

Every 3-6 months:

  • Persons with a penis who have sex with persons with a penis AND
  • have anonymous partners or multiple partners
Syphilis ($5)
  • Blood test

How Often?
Annually:

  • Sexually active patients with HIV
  • Sexually active person with a penis who has had sex with a person(s) with a penis
  • Sexually active persons with a penis under the age of 29, not in a long-term (>1 year) monogamous relationship
  • More than four sex partners in the preceding year
  • Those who have had sexual relationships while incarcerated
  • Commercial sex workers or individuals who trade sex for money or drugs

Every 3-6 months:

  • Persons with a penis who have sex with persons with a penis AND have anonymous partners or multiple partners
Herpes

Testing is performed only if there are sores/lesions present on or around the penis, vagina or anus.

What is the likelihood of having an STI of any site?

If you are sexually active and outside of a long-term (>1 year) monogamous relationship, you are at risk for developing an STI and you should be tested based on the above guidelines. Your personal risk depends on many factors therefore we cannot tell you what your risk may be. If you are concerned that you were exposed to a STI from a specific sexual experience you should wait 7 days after the experience to be tested. Testing is your best option for assuring your personal sexual health and giving you peace of mind.

Tips for Risk Reduction:

  • Abstinence
  • Monogamy with uninfected partner
  • Reduce number of partners
  • Low-risk sexual practices
  • Consistent and correct use of barrier methods
  • Cease engaging in one form of high-risk activity
  • Avoid excessive substance use

Web Resources:

American Sexual Health Association: http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/

Go Ask Alice: http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/

Planned Parenthood: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States- http://www.siecus.org/

Information to know prior to your visit

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