HIV testing is available at the Health Services to full-time students on a walk-in basis or by appointment. All HIV tests are confidential and voluntary.
FIT Health Services has partnered with Project STAY to offer free, confidential, rapid, oral HIV testing on Fridays from 11am - 3pm. This service is available to everyone in the FIT community (staff, faculty, part-time, and full-time students) age 35 and under, regardless of your student status. To set up an appointment, call Health Services. Walk-in appointments are also available.
HIV is the virus that causes AIDS
HIV is passed from one person to another during unprotected sex (vaginal, anal or oral sex without a condom) with someone who has HIV. It can also be passed through contact with blood as in sharing needles (piercing, tattooing or injecting drugs of any kind) or sharing works with a person who has HIV.
HIV testing is important for your health
- If your test result is negative, you can learn how to protect yourself from being infected in the future.
- If your test result is positive:
- You can take steps to prevent passing the virus to others.
- You can receive treatment for HIV and learn about other ways to stay healthy. As part of treatment, additional tests will be done to determine the best treatment for you. These tests may include viral load and viral resistance tests.
Important Phone Numbers
NYCDOHMH HIV/AIDS Hotline
1 800.TALK.HIV (1.800.825.5448)
New York City Contact Notification Assistance Program
New York State HIV/AIDS Hotlines (toll-free)
Call the Hotlines for information about HIV and AIDS and to find HIV testing sites
1 800.541.AIDS (2437) - English
1 800.233.SIDA (7432) - Spanish
New York State TTY/TTD HIV/AIDS Information Line
Voice callers use the NY relay:
711 or 1 800.421.1220 and ask the operator for 1 212.925.9560
New York State HIV/AIDS Counseling Hotline
New York State Confidentiality Hotline 1.800.962.5065
Legal Action Center 1 212.243.1313 or 1 800.223.4044
New York State Division of Human Rights 1 800.523.2437
New York City Commission on Human Rights 1 212.306.7500
* Above information is from the New York State Department of Health