STI CheckList and Information
The Student Health Center offers the following STI tests. Please review this before you see the provider to determine which tests you specifically
want to have done. The tests we recommend are often based on the sexual history that you give us. Please understand that these tests are not 100%
sensitive and specific (there are always false positives and negatives with any test) and that we, like all providers, cannot guarantee that you are
- Chlamydia and Gonorrhea:: May be asymptomatic. Any genital contact with the exchange of genital fluids can cause the transmission of these organisms (you do not need to have had penetration). Cost: $76 for both tests.
- HPV (human papilloma virus): Very common. We cannot test for this STI other than with the Pap smear and/or visual examination. Pap smears are done at a separate scheduled appointment, and are not included as part of a routine STI check. A negative Pap and a negative visual exam do not mean that you do not have this virus. Pap Cost: $45 (plus $20 if it needs interpretation).
- HSV (herpes simplex virus): Two types: oral and genital. Very common. If there are sores present we can culture the sores: Cost: $119. If there are no sores present we can do a blood test for antibodies. There is a 4 month ‘window period’ between the time the virus is acquired and the time the test can detect the antibodies. Exposure in the last 4 months would not be reflected in the test results. Cost: HSV I (infects in oral and genital areas): $37; HSV II (almost exclusively infects genital area) $37; both tests: $64.
- Hepatitis A virus: Can be transmitted through oral-anal contact. You can be vaccinated to prevent this infection. Cost: Vaccine consists of 2 injections at $45 per injection; blood test for antibody $37.
- Hepatitis B virus: A sexually transmitted type of hepatitis that can be life threatening or become chronic and lead to severe liver disease. If you have not been vaccinated for Hepatitis B we recommend vaccination. Cost: $57 per injection, a series of 3 injections. If you are not sure if you have had the vaccine and cannot get records you can get a titer for $38 (or less if you pay within 30 days of invoice).
- Hepatitis C virus: This is a type of Hepatitis that is contracted almost exclusively through the use of contaminated needles, although it can occasionally be acquired through sexual contact. A blood test can be done to see if you have been exposed to this infection. There is no vaccine available against this. Cost: $50 (or less if you pay within 30 days of invoice).
- Syphilis: This is a blood test that is recommended for men who have sex with men, and occasionally others at increased risk. Acquired from direct contact with syphilitic sore; vaginal, oral, rectal/anal or penile. Cost: $35 (or less if you pay within 30 days of invoice).
- HIV: This is a blood test. HIV is transferred from person to person through contact with infected body fluids. We recommend that all sexually active persons get tested at least once a year, and more often if particular risk factors are present. There is a three week “window period” between time the virus is acquired and the time the test can detect the antibodies. Cost: $35.
Trichomoniasis: Infection with the trichomonas parasite. Most often, (70% of) infected men and women have no symptoms. If present, symptoms include penile/vaginal burning, irritation, and/or abnormal discharge. Testing for women costs $10, currently there is no affordably priced formal testing available for men. Infection is essentially preventable with condoms, protected sexual contact.