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Adjusted hours for Fall Break

The Pharmacy will be open from noon to 4 p.m., from Oct. 12 to 14.
The Univeristy Health Center will be open during regular hours.

The UHC is a confidential and judgment-free environment. STI/STD test results are confidential and available via MyJMUChart secure online portal.

Want STI/STD testing? 

  • If you have symptoms, call the Health Center at 540-568-6178, option 2 to schedule an appointment with a medical provider.
  • If you do NOT have symptoms, login to MyJMUCHart and complete the STI Self Testing form under the “Forms” tab. Once the form has been submitted, you will be notified via secure message that your self-testing kit is ready for pick up, along with complete instructions. You can complete your test at UHC or you can take the kit home and return to UHC within 7 days. You can also view these videos for step by step instructions:
  • If you are unsure about testing, or wish to see a nurse, you can also schedule an appointment on MyJMUChart for an “Asymptomatic STI” appointment with a nurse.

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.

Information to know prior to your visit

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea ($20 per site)

There are three tests for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, depending upon your situation:

  • Urine (self-collection - test for infection in the penis)
  • Vaginal swab (self-collection - test for infection in the vagina)
  • Rectal (self-collected swab - test for infection in the rectum/anus)
  • Throat (test for infection in the throat)
What type of testing should you have?
  • If you have engaged in sexual activity involving your penis or vagina - Urine or Vaginal Swab
  • If you have had a penis in your anus - Rectal
  • If have had a penis in your mouth - Throat
How often should you be tested?
  • Yearly OR with new sex partners
  • Every 3-6 months if you have had multiple or anonymous partners
What about 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.

Syphillis ($5)

A blood test is used to test for Syphillis.

How often should you be tested?


  • 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
HIV ($10)

A blood test is used to test for HIV.

How often should you be tested?


  • 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 or those that inject drugs
  • Any person who is sexually active will be offered a test
  • Frequency of repeat screening based on level of risk

Every 3-6 months:

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

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

Are you at risk?

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
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