STI & HIV Testing

Sexual Health Screenings

  • STI and HIV testing is offered at the University Health Center. Testing is inexpensive, easy, and offered in a non-judgmental environment.
  • Most people think they would know if they had a sexually transmitted infection. Wrong! The truth is, most STIs have no signs or symptoms. Or they have mild signs that can be easily overlooked.
  • The only way to know if you have a STI is to get tested.
  • If you are sexually active, it is recommended to get tested annually for common STIs. Annual HIV tests are also recommended. More information about STI and HIV screening recommendations.

Steps for Getting Tested

  1. Call the University Health Center at (402) 472-5000 to talk to a nurse about STI testing.

  2. Make an appointment to get tested.

  3. When you arrive at the University Health Center, check in at the Front Desk. You will then proceed to the Laboratory on the 3rd floor of the University Health Center.

  4. Your test results will be sent to the University Health Center up to 3 days after testing. A University Health Center nurse will call you to discuss your results.


Covered by UNL Student Fees

Receive Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and HIV screenings for no charge. Do it for yourself. Do it for your partner(s).

If you have charges, you may use your insurance. The Health Center participates with most insurance companies. Please bring your insurance card and NCard. 30 days after your visit, your charges will automatically be transferred to your UNL student bill on MyRED. You also have the option to pay at time of service. More information

NOTE: If you use insurance to help pay for STI testing, the primary insurance holder will receive information about what STI tests you received. If you pay for your STI tests by cash, check, Visa or Mastercard, you - and only you - will know what STI tests you received.

Common Sexual Health Screenings

  • Chlamydia Tests

  • Gonorrhea Tests

  • Syphilis Tests

  • Hepatitis A, B, C Tests

  • Oral Herpes Tests

  • Genital Herpes Tests

  • HIV Tests

Common Sexual Health Screening FAQs

  • Why should you get tested?

  • Which STIs should I get tested for?

  • Who will know I got tested?

  • What happens if I test positive for an STI?

  • How do I tell my partner(s) I have an STI?


Free HIV Testing at the Gaughan Multicultural Center

The University Health Center Health Promotion and Outreach department offers free HIV testing in a safe, comfortable environment. Tests are performed by peer health educators, who also teach students about safe sexual health behaviors and how to reduce their risk for STIs.

  • Every Monday and Thursday - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM - during the academic year
  • Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, Room 313
  • Tests are painless. Get results in 20 minutes.

Don't know if you should get tested? You're not alone. Take this quiz

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HIV Testing FAQs