Do you know your status?
Hood College encourages sexual health and wellness by providing education, support, and resources for the campus community. Our goal is to empower students to make informed decisions regarding their sexual wellbeing and to encourage a responsible foundation upon which they can successfully build throughout their adult lives.
Sexual Health Supplies: Pick up free internal and external condoms and dental dams at the Hood College Health Center or from the Director of Wellness in Apple 4.
Testing: Sometimes it can be hard to tell if you need to get tested for an STI or HIV. If you or your partner have any symptoms, or if you're worried that you may have contracted one, you should be tested. Fortunately there are many resources available to be tested!
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a hidden epidemic. Concerns about stigma and privacy stop many people from getting the tests and treatment they need. Untreated STIs may lead to serious health problems. At IWTK, we hope to play a part in stopping this epidemic.
We offer free, accurate, and confidential in-home specimen collection and lab-based testing for two common STIs, chlamydia and gonorrhea.
The Hood College Health Center can provide testing and treatment for STIs which are billed to a student's health insurance. You do not need an appointment to be seen by a provider.
- Phone: 301-698-8374, option 1, then hold
- Location: 501 W. 7th St. Frederick, MD
The Health Center also stocks an assortment of internal and external condoms and dental dams available for free to Hood students.
Frederick County Health Department offers free, confidential OraQuick Rapid HIV testing. Call 301-600-3342 to schedule an appointment.
- Location: 350 Montevue Lane, Frederick, MD, 21702
The Frederick Center distributes at-home HIV Test Kits, for a $20 donation. The Test Kits are used in the privacy of your home with a simple swab inside your cheek, with 20-minute results and 90 percent accuracy.
Location: 25 East Second Street, Frederick, MD, 21702
Planned Parenthood of Maryland offers testing, diagnosis and treatment for: bacterial vaginosis, chlamydia, genital warts, gonorrhea, herpes, HIV (testing and diagnosis only), syphilis, trichomoniasis. Costs vary from $0 to $200. (Testing free for those under the age of 20.)
Location: 170 Thomas Johnson Drive, Ste. 100, Frederick, MD, 21702