Confidential HIV Testing
Free confidential rapid HIV testing is conducted on campus by the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science Mobile HIV Testing Unit (funded by the Office of AIDS Programs and Policy, L.A. County Department of Health Services). Testing is offered two days each quarter on a walk-in, first come-first served basis. It is available for students, faculty, and staff. Wait time is generally 20-40 minutes. Test results are available in 20 minutes.
The Drew Mobile Unit offers OraSure (oral fluid testing) - no needles!
Click on Events for upcoming test dates.
Traditional confidential HIV testing is available at the Student Health Center, Monday Ė Friday by appointment (call 323-343-3302). The fee for this service is $16 (subject to change). Testing is conducted by the Centerís clinical staff or health educators. Blood is drawn by the Student Health Centerís lab personnel. An outside lab processes the test and results are available in approximately 7 days.
Note: Women and men who are enrolled in the Family PACT program receive free confidential HIV testing (as well as free chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis testing) as one of the covered benefits of the Family PACT program. Click on Family PACT for application, benefits, and other program information.
Free confidential HIV testing is available throughout the community. In addition, many agencies offer oral fluid testing (no needles) and rapid testing (test results available in 20 minutes). To find a test site near you call the CDC National AIDS Hotline at 800-342-AIDS (800-AIDS-TTY and 800-344-SIDA) or visit National HIV and STD Testing Resources. You'll also be able to access important facts on HIV infection and HIV and STD testing through this site.
If you are a Los Angeles County resident and infected with HIV or at risk, you will find a variety of HIV/AIDS related services through HIV L.A., a partnership between AIDS Project Los Angeles and the Office of AIDS Programs and Policy, L.A. County Department of Health Services.