April is STI/STD Awareness Month and Semcac Clinic in partnership with WSU Health will host GET YOURSELF TESTED AWARENESS WEEK, April 7 – 11.
Get Yourself Tested (GYT) campaign is a youthful, empowering social movement to reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections among young people through information, open communication with partners, health care providers, and parents, and testing and treatment as needed.
GYT is supported by a broad coalition of partners nationwide, including: MTV, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It launched in 2009 as a special promotion of It’s Your (Sex) Life, an ongoing public information partnership of MTV and Kaiser.
Approximately, 1 in 2 sexually active young people will get a STI by 25. And of the estimated 19 million new STIs that occur every year in the United States, most will go undiagnosed. The only way to know for sure if you have an STI is to GYT.
There will be a week-long series of educational events, programs, and activities for Winona State University and Southeast Technical students to attend such as Healthy Mondays, Wellness Wednesdays, Safe Sex Kits, and a Sexy Trivia Night focusing on STI awareness.
STI testing will also be available by appointment Monday – Friday for the public at Semcac Clinic, 76 W. third St. in Winona. Call 507.452.4307 to schedule your appointment today!