According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people aged 13-24 accounted for an estimated 26% of all new HIV infections in the US in 2010. Almost 60% of youth with HIV in the US do not know they are infected. If not treated, HIV can lead to a fatal condition known as AIDS. In order to help our students protect themselves and others against this potentially deadly virus, it is important for students to get tested when and if they are at risk.
GatorWell offers FREE confidential HIV counseling and testing at the GatorWell main office to UF students by appointment. Schedule an appointment using the request button below, calling the GatorWell Office at 352-273-4450 or visiting the GatorWell main office on the first level of the Reitz Union in Suite 1100. We will work hard to find a time that works best for your schedule.
GatorWell uses an oral mouth swab test called OraSure® to test for HIV. We do not draw blood or do any other type of STI testing. The most common type of HIV Test, and the test GatorWell uses, detects the antibodies produced by the body after HIV infection. Generally, it can take up to three months for HIV antibodies to develop in the human body at a level in which the HIV test can detect. This is called the “Window Period”. If there was a possible exposure (no condom used, a condom break, etc.) in the last three months before the day of an HIV test, the HIV test will not account for that exposure. Test results will be available IN PERSON two weeks from the date of the initial visit.
Other HIV Testing Locations
This information is subject to change. Please contact each site directly for the most current information.
Student Health Care Center: Confidential rapid HIV testing is available by appointment for a nominal fee.
Infirmary Building | 352-294-7465 (Red Team) or 352-392-1161 (General Teams)
The Alachua County Health Department: Confidential HIV testing for an optional $20 fee. Rapid testing available (results in 20 minutes). Appointment preferred.
224 SE 24th Street | 352-334-7960