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HIV and Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Testing

HIV Testing

Northwestern students have several options as it concerns getting tested for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Confidential testing is available on campus and anonymous testing is available at several off-campus locations.

On-Campus Testing

Appointments may be made in General Medicine or Women's Health by calling 847.491.2204. The test costs $30.00 and is performed in-house. Results are usually available the next business day. Your name is associated with the test and an entry is made in your medical record that the test was performed. Test results and your medical record are confidential -- only authorized Health Service personnel have access to your file. The test result will be released to outside medical personnel only with your written authorization.

Off-Campus Testing

Due to limited resources, Howard Brown Health Center is no longer able to offer on-campus HIV testing at Northwestern.

Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing

Laboratory tests performed at NUHS must be ordered by a Health Service practitioner. Below is a listing of the Sexually Transmitted Disease tests and current prices. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Test Price
Chlamydia/GC combination test $55
Gonorrhea (males only, gram stains) No charge
Gonorrhea Cultures $39
Hepatitis B variable depending on specific test
Herpes Culture (on active lesions) $60
Herpes-related infections (Tzanck Smear, on active lesions) No charge
HIV 1-2 Test - 4th generation (confidential) $30
HPV/Pap Test variable depending on specific test
RPR/Syphilis $22