NYS Department of Health Advisory
The NYS Department of Health expands Meningococcal Vaccination Recommendation statewide for men who have sex with men. Please visit the LGBTQ @ UB page for more information.
PPD (Tuberculosis) Testing Services
Services are now available, please contact us to schedule an appointment.
Self Care Tips for Stomach Illnesses
UB Student Health Services is aware of an increase in students suffering with gastrointestinal illnesses (i.e. stomach viruses). This is not unusual for this time of year. To help prevent the spread of viral illnesses, please encourage good personal hygiene practices including washing hands frequently with soap or using antibacterial hand spray/lotion, getting sufficient rest, and avoid sharing items such as drink containers or lip balm. View instruction sheet for Self-care for nausea, vomiting, diarrhea: PDF (109KB) | Word (41KB)
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NYS Public Health Law: HIV Testing
New York State Public Health Law requires that an offer of HIV testing be made to all persons aged 13-64 seeking hospital or primary care services except under specific circumstances. This includes students seeking services from a physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner at University at Buffalo’s Student Health Services. Testing is confidential and voluntary.
HIV is the virus that causes AIDS and is passed from an infected person to another during unprotected sex (oral, anal, and vaginal sex without a condom). HIV can also be passed through contact with blood from a person with HIV from activities like piercing, tattooing or injecting drugs of any kind. The purpose of routine voluntary HIV screening in all primary health care settings is to increase the number of people being screened and to protect the health of HIV positive individuals and the health of their contacts.
If your test is negative, you can learn how to protect yourself from HIV infection in the future.
If your test is positive, you can take steps to prevent passing the virus to others and you can receive treatment for HIV.