Health Services

GYT Tuesdays in Health Services at the Health and Recreation Complex

GYT LogoWhat: 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 2.

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 Tuesdays?

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 Damien Center.

3.  Will it hurt?

There is no pain with any of the tests and there is no blood drawn.

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 Tuesdays?

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.