Northwestern students have several options as it concerns getting tested for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Confidential testing is availableon campus and anonymous testing is available at several off-campus locations.
Appointments may be made in General Medicine or Women's Health by calling 847 491-2204. The test costs $30.00 and is sent out to a reference laboratory. Results are usually available in one week, sometimes sooner. Your name is associated with the test and an entry is made in your medical record that the test was performed. Test results and your medical record are confidential -- only authorized Health Service personnel have access to your file. The test result will be released to outside medical personnel only with your written authorization.
Due to limited resources, Howard Brown Health Center is no longer able to offer on-campus HIV testing at Northwestern. To obtain an anonymous test, please visit these local agencies:
Better Existence with HIV (BEHIV)
1244 W. Thorndale
Howard Brown Health Center
4025 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60613
Lakeview STI Specialty Clinic
2861 N. Clark Street