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Screening Tests at the University

At the University Health Service (SSU) of Orléans, you can make a quick HIV screening test, which allows you to obtain a result in a few minutes with a simple fingertip swab (RDT). 

For more information on HIV, STI and viral hepatitis screenings, or on sexuality in general, do not hesitate to visit your SSU. You will be listened to, advised and, if necessary, redirected to a partner structure near your university or your home.

  • Make an appointment at the Orléans SSU: 02 38 41 71 79
  • Make an appointment at the Bourges SSU: 02 48 23 80 83


You can come and meet the nurses, the doctors (or the midwife) in order to discuss and see together which contraception is the most adapted to your situation and your needs.

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Menstrual Insecurity

At the SSU, you can exchange with nurses, doctors and social workers that will listen to you. They can provide you with sanitary products, guide you towards partner organisms and give you social support if needed.

Several automatic distributors for disposable sanitary protection are available at the University for free.

HIV and STI: What Is Combined Prevention?

Combined prevention is the possibility to combine several prevention tools depending on one’s situation, needs, practices or lifestyle while fighting against HIV and other STIs (Sexually Transmissible Infections).

Sexuality is a very personal matter, with practices and desires varying from one person to another. Hence the need for combined prevention, which extends the choice of prevention strategies. It's up to you to make the right choice!

Combined prevention rests on 3 prevention tools:


1.    The use of condoms

Condoms are at your disposal at the SSU.


2.    Screening tests

Knowing your serological status is essential, since it allows:

  • To adapt your practices in order to prevent virus transmission;
  • To take treatment as soon as possible if you have HIV in order to control its multiplication and to maintain your life expectancy and quality of life.





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3.    Treatments

Antiretroviral treatment as prevention: TASP

TASP means that an HIV-positive person on effective treatment who has had an undetectable viral load for more than 6 months no longer transmits the virus. This is referred to as undetectable = non-transmissible (in French, “indétectable = intransmissible”, or i=i). 

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis: PrEP

PrEP is used as a preventive measure and allows HIV-negative people to avoid becoming infected with HIV even if they are in contact with the virus. It is available free of charge at the CeGIDD or in all hospital emergency departments

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis: PEP

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) allows to prevent a contamination when a person was exposed to HIV. This is an emergency treatment to be taken within 48 hours after taking a risk! It is available free of charge in all hospital emergency services.