Parton offers confidential HIV testing to students. This means that HIV test results become part of a student's confidential health record. Your health record will not be shared with anyone without your permission. Only the professional staff at Parton have access to students' records.
If you think you'd like to be tested for HIV, call us at ext. 5135 and ask to speak with one of our nurses. We can provide written information about HIV, testing procedures and discuss any concerns. If you choose to be tested, blood is drawn at the health center and sent to one of two outside laboratories:
- There is a $16 lab charge for the test performed at the Vermont State Health Department lab. The results from this lab are usually available in two weeks.
- There is an $85 charge for the test performed at Porter Hospital's lab in Middlebury. The results from this lab are usually available in 2-3 days.
HIV test results cannot be mailed or discussed over the phone. Results are given in person by stopping by Parton and asking to speak confidentially with one of our nurses.
If you're interested in anonymous HIV testing, call the Vermont Department of Health AIDS Hotline at 1-800-882-AIDS (2437) or Vermont Cares at 802-863-2437.