Education and prevention efforts have transformed the LGBTQIA+ community since the time of the HIV/AIDS crisis and tragically losing LGBTQ+ elders to an unaddressed public health crisis. Informed and accessible sexual health resources are important to keep our communities safe.  

HIV and STI Testing

The STI Screening Clinic at University Health Services is a convenient way for students to get screened for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). If you have any concerns about STIs, schedule an appointment with a provider for screening or testing for STIs by phone at 541-346-2770.

HIV Alliance offers free, confidential OraQuick Rapid Tests for HIV and Hepatitis C (results in 20 minutes) and recommends high-risk populations test every 6 weeks. Schedule HIV testing that fits your schedule by calling 541-342-5088. 

HIV Alliance also offers no-contact testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia out of their Eugene and Roseburg offices. To schedule an appointment with their Eugene office, contact Alondra by phone or text at 541-357-9605. To connect with prevention staff via email, contact prevention@allianceor.org.

The Lane County Public Health Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Program provides evaluation, counseling, and treatment. No one is turned away due to inability to pay. Just Checking STI clinic is a routine STI testing clinic on Tuesdays, 1:00–4:00 p.m. If you have no symptoms or recent exposures and just want a routine test, the cost of the visit is $25. Please call Lane County Public Health at 541-682-4041.

PrEP

PrEP is a highly effective HIV prevention method that can be used to reduce the risk of HIV infection through sex or sharing needles. PrEP is for people of all genders. Unlike PEP, PrEP is a medication taken before a possible exposure to HIV and on an ongoing basis if there is continued risk of exposure.

You may access PrEP through University Health Services; schedule an appointment by phone at 541-346-2770. The UO Student Health Benefits Plan covers PrEP with a prescription for a low-cost co-pay. If you have Oregon Health Plan (OHP), the labs and medication costs are completely covered. 

HIV Alliance offers support in accessing PrEP, if you have any questions about PrEP/PEP, the process, or how you will pay for these medications, please contact prevention@allianceor.org to reach a PrEP coordinator.

Needle Exchange and Sharps Drop-off

University Health Services offers a sharps drop-off at their lab, although you may not pick up additional syringes. The HIV Alliance offers a needle exchange to drop-off used syringes in exchange of new syringes. These services are free and confidential. For a full schedule, visit their website.

Safer Sex Supplies

Protection Connection provides UO students free sexual health supplies through a direct delivery service for those living in the residence halls and at several “Hot Spots” across campus. 

If you live in the residence halls, Protection Connection will mail the sexual health supplies of your choice directly to you in discreet packaging within two to four business days.