Students receive free HIV tests

More than 100 students received free HIV screenings and information about HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases in the Marvin Center last week as part of World Aids Day activities.

The screenings, sponsored by the Student Health Service, Student Global Aids Campaign and the Neighbors Project took place Wednesday and were performed by the organization Teen Connection. Students will return to the Student Health Service’s K Street clinic Dec. 14 to receive post-test counseling and results.

Polly Headley, administrator for Student Health Service, said most students made it through the entire testing process in less than 20 minutes and appreciated the event. Condoms and lollipops were also distributed at the screenings. Hadley added that the Student Health Service plans on offering another screening during the spring semester.

-Ryan Holeywell

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