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HIV peer testers conduct free, confidential tests for students. The HIV Peer Testing Center reopened this semester after roughly a semester-long hiatus.

HIV Peer Testing Center Reopens, Undergoes Changes

December 6, 2019

After being closed for more than a semester due to changes at the state level, Oberlin’s HIV Peer Testing Center has reopened sooner than expected and reinstated its free HIV tests. However, unlike last year, student peer testers can only administer testing twice a month, when a Lorain County Public Health tester is on call. “There was a change in Ohio state laws regarding what services we have to perform in order to be an official testing site within the Ohio Department of Health network,...

HIV Peer Testing Center in Time of Transition

HIV Peer Testing Center in Time of Transition

May 10, 2019

Oberlin’s HIV Peer Testing has been unable to offer private, free HIV tests for the past semester due to state-level changes in health funding and newly-updated standard practices around HIV testing. They anticipate that they will not be able to continue these services until spring 2021. The state level changes affect the group’s ability to utilize the Ohio Department of Health’s resources to confirm positive test results. Oberlin HIVPT has historically only been able to perform oral HIV t...

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