Free and Confidential HIV Testing in Student Health Services. Please call (203)576-4712 or stop by Student Health Services for a confidential appointment.
Students, faculty and staff will be able to receive free and confidential HIV Counseling and Testing on campus. Individuals may call Student Health Services at (203) 576-4712 or stop by Health Sciences Building, Room 119 for a confidential appointment. Counseling and Testing is being made available through collaboration with GBAPP (Greater Bridgeport Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention).
At the end of 2003, an estimated 1,039,000 to 1,185,000 persons in the United States were living with HIV/AIDS.* In 2004, 38,730 cases of HIV/AIDS were diagnosed with long-term, confidential name-based HIV reporting. CDC has estimated that approximately 40,000 persons become infected with HIV each year. (Reference: Center for Disease Control and Prevention. A Glance at the HIV/AIDS Epidemic. www.cdc.gov/hiv/statistics/overview/ataglance.html.)
HIV is spread by sexual contact with an infected person, by sharing needles and/or syringes (primarily for drug injection) with someone who is infected, or, less commonly (and now very rarely in countries where blood is screened for HIV antibodies), through transfusions of infected blood or blood clotting factors. Babies born to HIV-infected women may become infected before or during birth or through breast-feeding after birth.
In the health care setting, workers have been infected with HIV after being stuck with needles containing HIV-infected blood or, less frequently, after infected blood gets into a worker’s open cut or a mucous membrane (for example, the eyes or inside of the nose). (Reference: Center for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV and its Transmission. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/factsheets/transmission.htm
To find out more about HIV and to see if you are at risk go to: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pubs/brochure/atrisk.htm
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STD Testing provided at Student Health Services. Please call (203) 576-4712 or stop by Health Sciences Building, Room 119 to make an appointment. Testing and counseling is done by our Nurse Practitioners on staff. Ask about our STD Partner Notification Service as well.
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