Southeastern Health Center to host free HIV testing and counseling
Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Health Center in cooperation with Volunteers of America (VOA) of New Orleans will provide free HIV testing and counseling at the Health Center on Nov. 12 and Dec. 1. Testing and counseling are scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on both days.
“We have partnered with VOA of New Orleans to provide free HIV testing once every quarter to students on campus,” said Michelle Reed, director of the Health Center. “We are doing it twice this quarter because Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day.”
Reed said Aimie Starnes with the VOA will be conducting the confidential testing and counseling and will be responsible for any follow-ups that need to be conducted. Tests are administered with mouth swabs, do not involve needles, and yield results in 20 minutes.
Since the Health Center only provides the venue for testing, they will not have access to test results, nor will the results become part of a student’s medical records.
For more information, students should contact the Health Center at 985-549-2241.