The Mean Green Screen began in 1993 when the Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) implemented a free, anonymous HIV test site. HIV testing has been offered every semester since then with thousands of UNT students receiving education and risk reduction counseling as part of each session. The screening is free thanks to the support of community agencies. Professionals from these agencies provide this service in the SHWC's Meadows Center for Health Resources (Chestnut Hall, suite 301). Results are available in less than 30 minutes.
HIV Test Kits are provided by grants and funding through the Texas Department of Health Services. All persons who schedule an appointment for the screening test must be identified as having a risk of exposure, such as unprotected sexual activity, multiple partners, or other exposure to blood or body fluids. Before each testing session, trained Prevention-Based Counselors must assess the risk and determine the need for testing. Persons with no identified risk will receive education services but will not be eligible for HIV testing.
Participants in the testing should allow half an hour for the process. Each session includes pre-test counseling, risk reduction education, test administration, test results, and post-test counseling. To schedule an appointment, please call (940) 565-2787. Walk-ins are also accepted for the Mean Green Screen if testing kits are available.
All HIV testing is provided by certified HIV test site Prevention-Based Counselors who are registered through the Department of State Health Services. Free HIV testing is made available through a collaborative agreement with community partners.
Additional testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections is available in the SHWC laboratory, for a fee.