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SEXUAL HEALTH 

Condom Concierge

Visit the Recwell Condom Concierge for free sexual health products.

There are some trusted, reliable online resources for finding out more information about STI prevention, testing and treatment. If you want to speak with someone on-campus to learn more about your own risk or to talk about testing and treatment, you can make an appointment with a provider at University Student Health Services or check out their Sexual Health Resources for some great online information!

SITES WITH MORE INFORMATION ABOUT STI's

WHERE CAN I GET TESTED?

UNIVERSITY STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES

Gonorrhea and chlamydia testing ($20), HIV and syphilis testing ($15).

HEALTH BRIGADE

Free HIV, gonorrhea & chlamydia testing *By appointment only*

RICHMOND CITY HEALTH DISTRICT

Free, drop-in screening and testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and HIV. Free PrEP services. Herpes and trichomoniasis testing. 

NATIONZ FOUNDATION

Free HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea & chlamydia testing by appointment.

MINORITY HEALTH CONSORTIUM

Free drop-in HIV, gonorrhea & chlamydia testing.

WHICH BIRTH CONTROL OR BARRIER METHODS ARE RIGHT FOR ME?

It's best to begin by talking to your health care provider to weigh the pros and cons of each method to inform your decision. If you don’t have a provider near campus, consider making an appointment with University Student Health Services.

Learn more about the Sexual Health and Wellness services they offer to VCU Students.

WHAT IS CONSENT?

Affirmative Consent is:

  1. Informed (knowing)
  2. Voluntary (freely given)
  3. Active (not passive)

This means that through the demonstration of clear words or actions, a person has indicated permission to engage in mutually agreed-upon sexual activity. Remember:

  • Consent to one act does not constitute consent to another act
  • The existence of a prior or current relationship does not, in itself, constitute consent
  • Consent can be withdrawn or modified at any time before or during sexual activity
  • Consent is not implicit in a person’s manner of dress or flirtatious behavior

Read VCU's Sexual Misconduct/Violence and Sex/Gender Discrimination Policy  to learn more about how VCU defines consent.

WHO CAN I TALK TO ABOUT SEXUAL OR INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE?

Connect with a confidential advocate through University Counseling Services Advocacy Services by emailing myoptions@vcu.edu.