GYT Tuesdays in Health Services at the Health and Recreation
What: Free and confidential
HIV and STD testing for Butler University students.
Why: 1 in 2 sexually active young people will
get an STD by age 25. Most won't know it. (Source:
Centers for Disease Control and Protection)
When: Testing is offered on a first-come,
first-served basis at Health Services in the Health and Recreation
Complex on the first Tuesday of the month from 5-8 PM. Fall 2014
testing dates are: September 2, October 7, November 4, and December
How: Just show up! Check in at the front desk
of Health Services and receive a number, and hang out until your
number is called. No student ID or health insurance information is
required. Feel free to bring your dinner or some homework to keep
you busy while you wait!
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What STDs are tested for on GYT
Students will be tested for Gonorrhea, Chlamydia,
Trichomoniasis, and HIV. With the exception of HIV, the other STDs
are the most prevalent for young adults in Marion County. Each of
the STDs tested for, with the exception of HIV, has a cure.
2. Who conducts the testing?
The tests are conducted by a certified tester/counselor from the
3. Will it hurt?
There is no pain with any of the tests and there is no blood
4. When will I get my results?
Test results for HIV will be given to students in a confidential
manner within 20 minutes of the test. STD results come back
in 2 weeks. Students will be given a phone number to call to get
results two weeks after being tested.
5. How often should I get tested?
Testing should be based on an individual's sexual activity.
Most STDs will show up in a test in about 7 days.
However, it takes HIV 3 months to show up in the body.
Getting testing every 3 months after sexual interactions with a new
partner is advisable. If you have never had sexual contact it
may not be necessary to be tested for STDs.
6. Does Health Services offer STD testing outside of GYT
Health Services offers STD testing, education and treatment by
appointment for students during normal business hours.
These are regular appointments scheduled with a nurse or other
medical provider, regular charges will apply. Appointments
can be scheduled by calling (317) 940-9385 or on the MyHealth.Butler.edu
secure web portal.