Are you sexually active? Consider STI testing.

Anyone who is sexually active should think about testing for sexually transmitted infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends routine HIV testing. The CDC recommends annual chlamydia and gonorrhea for sexually active women under the age of 25 and recommends syphilis and chlamydia testing for sexually active men who have sex with men (MSM).

There is an interval between a potential sexual exposure and when testing will be accurate. If you take a test too soon you may not get an accurate result. Your provider will be able to recommend when to be screened. 

If you have symptoms or more questions about STI’s, you can make an appointment with a clinician at Student Health Services by calling 541-737-9355.

You can now order some of your own tests

  1. Log into the patient portal at http://bewell.oregonstate.edu
  2. Click on “Request new lab” within the Medical Records tab
  3. Walk-ins are also welcome