FREE Anonymous HIV Testing and Discounted STI screening:
ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS - take advantage of the opportunity to receive free anonymous HIV testing, and free syphilis and hepatitis C screening if indicated. Half of all sexually active people will get an STI (sexually transmitted infection) before age 25. Most won't know it.
AIDS Project RI will continue to offer free HIV testing once a month at Health Services on a walk-in basis (see dates below). No appointment necessary. Receive results the same night. For most accurate results, refrain from eating, drinking or brushing your teeth 20 minutes before testing.
This semester, in addition to HIV testing, discounted Chlamydia and Gonorrhea screening will also be available during these times. Don't miss out on this opportunity.
November 14th 3:15 to 5:15 pm
December 12th 3:15 to 5:15 pm
If you cannot make it to the above HIV testing, you can still get tested: It's as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Schedule an appointment. Same-day and next-day appointments are usually available.
Call (401) 254-3156 or use the online self-scheduling option on the patient portal to schedule an appointment.
If you don't have symptoms and just want to get checked out, schedule an STI Screening (no symptoms) appointment with the nurse.
If you have symptoms, think you've been exposed to an STI, or you are pregnant, schedule an STI Symptoms/Concern appointment with a nurse practitioner.
If you may have been exposed to an STI, even if you haven't noticed any symptoms, schedule an appointment to talk about possible preventative treatment.
Before your appointment: Don't empty your bladder for at least 1 hour before your scheduled appointment time.
Get your results one to five days after your appointment.
Don't Let the Flu Bug Get You Down!!! Be a Healthy Hawk!!!
Flu activity starts to rise in October and November, and usually peaks between December and February. Keep in mind that it takes about two weeks after getting the vaccine to develop antibodies against the flu. Getting vaccinated before flu season is in full swing offers you the best protection.
The last Flu Shot Clinic on campus will be November 13th from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. Flu shots will be administered by CVS pharmacists at the Dining Commons. Bring a copy of your health insurance.