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Ask Ang December 3rd: Free STI Testing, Sex for Beginners, Bareback Sex, and more!


Welcome to Ask Ang, your anonymous campus sexual health resource, brought to you by H*yas for Choice. We are made up of a team of undergraduate students who work to answer your sex questions! We post questions and answers weekly on Sundays. Anyone can submit a question, and the anonymous form can be found here: www.tinyurl.com/askang.


CW: Rape/sexual abuse in question #3.

  1. Where is a place to get (preferably free) STI testing on/near campus?

Thankfully, there are a lot of places to get STI testing in DC. However, the tradeoff you will have to make will be between cost and distance. Obviously, the closest option is on-campus at the Student Health Center. However, unless your insurance has excellent coverage, testing at the SHC will come at a cost. The Georgetown Premier Plan does not explicitly cover any STI testing except HIV testing when receiving services in the Emergency Room.

The best on-campus option was the free STI testing clinic that happened a few weeks ago. The clinic was able to provide testing for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and HIV. HFC hopes that the University will recognize the importance of such a service and both continue and expand this service in the future.

Free and off-campus options will mostly lead you relatively far away, so your choice should be based on what you need to test. If you are seeking an appointment because the SHC has none that work for you, you may look at Planned Parenthood (more information here).