Rainbow Center offers free and private HIV testing once a month

By Alex houdeshall • january 23, 2018 • 6:00 a.m.

The Rainbow Center is one of several groups on campus that periodically provides HIV testing, as they did Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. Students were given numbers as they came in and waited to go into a private room where they would get their finger pricked. The test, which checks for HIV as well as Hepatitis C, provided results in roughly 30 minutes. The process in the Rainbow Center is free and relatively private, which is what sets it apart, according to William Malavé, Rainbow Center Secretary.

“Student Health Services does offer HIV testing,” Malavé said. “I don’t want to say that it’s not confidential, but it goes into one’s medical file that there was a test done for that purpose, which can be problematic in the future for some folks.”