Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Student Health Services offers free HIV testing

By Adi Pavlovic
Student Writer, College of Liberal and Fine Arts

(Jan. 31, 2006)--Hope Action Care (HAC) will be sponsoring free HIV testing at the UTSA Student Health Services throughout the next three months. Testing will be available at both campuses and is strictly confidential.

Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that approximately 40,000 persons become infected with HIV each year. This is why UTSA feels that it is important to provide students with free information and services.

HAC was started to provide HIV community education and risk prevention in Hispanic communities since 1987. Now HAC provides health education, health promotion, and support services to disabled, low-income, or homeless persons and their families.

In 2005, seven HAC community educators did street outreach to 8,199 persons, and made 271 small group presentations to an additional 4,411 people. As a result of this educational outreach, 1,879 persons were tested for HIV; twenty-eight new cases were diagnosed and referred to direct medical and social services.

For more information contact Health Education at (210) 458-4142.


Free HIV testing dates

Student Health Services, Recreation and Wellness Center Room 1.500, 1604 Campus
(10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. all dates)

  • Tuesday, Feb. 14
  • Wednesday, March 8
  • Tuesday, March 28
  • Tuesday, April 11
  • Tuesday, April 25

Student Health Services and Counseling Services, Buena Vista Street Building Room 1.308, Downtown Campus
(10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. all dates)

  • Thursday, Feb. 2
  • Thursday, Feb. 16
  • Tuesday, March 7
  • Thursday, April 6
  • Thursday, April 20

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