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Hours of Operation

Fall Term:

August 21st-December 8th

Monday 

9:00 am - 4:30 pm 

Tuesday-Thursday

8:00 am- 4:30 pm

Friday:
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Contact Us

Email: healthed@wku.edu 
Visit:
Health Services Building, Rm 1074
Address:
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11033
Bowling Green, KY  42101

 

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The WKU Free OraQuick HIV Testing Program

Free HIV Testing is offered monthly by the WKU Health Education & Promotion Program. Testing is ANONYMOUS, confidential, and painless. It involves a quick mouth swab conducted by CDC certified testers and results are available in 20 minutes. It is on a first come, first serve basis.

Do not eat 20 minutes before coming in to be tested.

*To earn WellU® credit, you must fill out a preventative care slip provided by your tester and drop it in the WellU® box located at the check-out desk before you leave.

 Testing Schedule 2017-2018 School Year:

All dates are on Tuesdays from 10:00am to 3:30pm in the Health Services Building, Rm 1064.

September 19th

 February 13th 

 October 17th

 March 20th

November 7th

 April 10th

**  If you are unable to wait for a free testing date, please contact Victoria Peters at (270)-745-4491 to see if a separate appointment can be set for testing. 

Testing is provided through trained volunteers with WKU Health Education & Promotion, TopperWell Peer Health Educators, Barren River District Health Department and Matthew 25.

Benefits of Knowing Your Status
  • Knowing your HIV status will help you to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus to others or potentially making you ill due to a suppressed immune system.
  • Knowing your HIV status can alleviate the stress and anxiety of thinking that you may be infected but not knowing your actual HIV status. 
  • If you test negative for HIV, you can make decisions and take steps that will help you remain HIV negative.
  • If you test positive for HIV, you can seek medical treatment earlier. Early medical treatment can slow the progress of HIV and delay the onset of AIDS. Pregnant women who test positive for HIV can take action to prevent their baby from becoming infected with HIV 

HIV Basics:

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It is the virus that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS. Unlike some other viruses, the human body cannot get rid of HIV. That means that once you have HIV, you have it for life.

Transmission:

HIV is transmitted by blood and body fluids, including semen and pre-ejaculatory fluid ("pre-cum"), cervical or vaginal secretions and breast milk. HIV is not transmitted by saliva, sweat, tears or urine. HIV can be acquired by direct exposure to these fluids via sexual contact with an infected person; by direct exposure to infected blood; and from an HIV-infected woman to her fetus during pregnancy or childbirth or to her infant during breastfeeding.

Reducing Your Risk:

You can reduce the risk of acquiring HIV through abstinence, if sexually active - consistent use of condoms, and getting routine testing for sexually transmitted infections (STI's).

Testing Options at WKU:

HIV and other STD testing is offered at GGC @ WKU and can be scheduled by calling: 270-745-5641. Free HIV OraQuick (rapid) testing dates are listed above.

For more information please contact Health Education and Promotion:  healthed@wku.edu or (270)7454615

For HIV care coordination assistance, please contact the Matthew 25 Clinic at: 270-826-0200 or toll free at:  1-866-607-6590. 

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 Last Modified 9/18/17