HIV Testing and PrEP Resources

HIV Testing

Student Health Services provides HIV testing for a fee of $25.00 payable by cash/check/student charge. Testing can be done on Thursdays and Fridays; students must make an appointment.

The Mazzoni Center and Montgomery County's Communicable Disease Clinic offer FREE, confidential, walk-in testing for HIV and other STIs, plus counseling and navigation services. For hours and locations, visit their websites.

What Is PrEP?

PrEP, or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, is a daily medicine that can reduce your chance of getting HIV. PrEP can stop HIV from taking hold and spreading throughout your body.

Daily PrEP therapy reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by more than 90%. Among people who inject drugs, it reduces the risk by more than 70%. Your risk of getting HIV from sex can be even lower if you combine PrEP with condoms and other prevention methods.

View Printable CDC Fact Sheet   

HIV/AIDS Statistics

In the U.S., Among Youth Ages 13-24 In the U.S. In Pennsylvania In Philadelphia
9,961 were diagnosed with HIV in 2013 (21% of the estimated 47,352 people diagnosed that year) 1,218,400 people with HIV or AIDS in 2013 31,950 people living with HIV 19,494 people living with HIV/AIDS
81% of youth diagnosed were aged 20-24 (the most HIV diagnoses of any age group) 50,000 new diagnoses/year 18,405 people living with AIDS (CDC definition)
  • 1.28% of the population
An estimated 2,704 youth diagnosed with AIDS in 2013 (10% of the year's total 26,688 AIDS diagnoses)    
  • 74% male, 26% female
  • 64% Black, 21% White, 12% Hispanic, 0.5% Asian
About 900 new infections each year
  • New infection rate five times the national average
25.8% of HIV diagnoses concurrently diagnosed with AIDS​

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Are You A Candidate for PrEP?

PrEP may benefit you if you are HIV-negative and ANY of the following apply to you.

You are a man who has sex with men and
  • have an HIV-positive partner.
  • have multiple partners, a partner with multiple partners, or a partner whose HIV status is unknown.
  • do not consistently or never use condoms during sex.
  • recently had a sexually transmitted infection (STI).
You are a heterosexual and
  • have an HIV-positive partner.
  • have multiple partners, a partner with multiple partners, or a partner whose HIV status is unknown.
  • don’t always use a condom for sex with people who inject drugs, or with bisexual men.
You inject drugs and
  • share needles or equipment to inject drugs.
  • recently went to a drug treatment program.
  • are at risk for getting HIV from sex.

Make an appointment with a doctor or other health care provider to find out if PrEP is right for you.

Get Access to PrEP

Visit these sites to learn how you can begin taking PrEP.