Student Health Services offers complete STI testing services and consultation for UVU students. They are always confidential. To schedule appointments, call 801-863-8876. In the community, Planned Parenthood and the Utah County Health Department also offer STD and HIV testing.
STIs are sexually transmitted infections that affect people of all ages, backgrounds, and from all walks of life - in the U.S. alone there are over 19 million new cases each year, about half of which occur among youth ages 15-24 years.You should get tested for STIs if any of the listed risk factors apply to you:
- You have unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex;
- A condom breaks;
- Your partner has or has had an STI;
- You or your partner inject street drugs;
- You have a new sex partner;
- You have had more than one partner in the past six months;
- Your partner has or had sex with another person;
- You have sex under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol; or
- You are unable to communicate with your partner about your sexual history and ways to reduce risks.
Some STI tests require samples of body fluids like semen or vaginal secretions. Others require a simple blood test. SHS Medical Staff will discuss the cost of each test. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) estimates that there are more than 25 STIs in existence. Listed here are the four most common STIs in the United States. Click on a specific STI below to learn more.