Heard of GYT on MTV sponsored by the CDC? It’s the “Get Yourself Tested” campaign; it empowers young people to reduce the spread of STDs through information, testing and treatment as needed. Why is this important? Well, we all need to be responsible for our own wellness and health. Here are a few facts to consider:
One in two sexually active young people will get an STD by the age of 25.
Most young people with an STD don’t know it.
Of the approximately 19 million new STDs that occur every year in the U.S., most will go undiagnosed.
Many STDs are curable and all are treatable.*
The Connecticut Department of Public Health will be on campus tomorrow for s.w.e.e.t.’s “Are You Positive You’re Negative?” screening. Students can get a free, confidential STD screening on Thursday, April 4th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm in the Pitt Center Board Room. The STD screening requires no payment or appointment and could not be more convenient! If a student tests positive, the Department of Public Health staff will provide direct follow up and free medication. Students can also take home free giveaways, educational information, and lists of resources that are available to help keep our campus community healthy.
Since the most common symptom is no symptom at all, think about GYT.
*Statistics provided by GYTNOW.org