STDs are really common - 1 in 2 sexually active people will get an STD by the age of 25 - but most of them won't even know they have it.
The real deal on STDs is simple. If you have sex, use protection. Each and every time (no excuses). Condoms are the only method that can help prevent STD infections so learn how to use them. And if you decide to have sex, GYT - Get Yourself Tested.
A lot of STDs don't have any symptoms so getting tested is the only way to know for sure.
The good news is that the health effects of STDs can be treated. Many STDs are even curable. But if you leave an STD untreated it's easier to spread to others and there could be very serious health consequences down the road. You don't have time to deal with that, you've got things to do! See MTV Website for GYT - "Get Yourself Tested"
Please let us speak with you about your options, safety, and family planning needs.
No insurance? Gonorrhea and Chlamydia testing (urine sample) provided for $35.00. First morning urine suggested, or at least 3 hours since last void.
Gardisil, the vaccine for Human Papilloma Virus, is available at the Health Center. Insurance is required to cover this vaccine at 100% for all men and women 26 and under.
Rapid Syphillis test by fingerstick, 10 minutes, $10.00 cash, confidential.
If you are concerned that you may have been exposed and/or are just interested in being screened, please come in for confidential free counseling and testing With health insurance, some of the tests are free and others can be offered at a minimal charge. Questions? Call the Health Center at 674-8078 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.The Health Center offers screening for Gonorrhea/Chlamydia (Urine) at a charge of $35.00 through Quest Laboratory for individuals who do not want to use their health insurance. Screening for Sexually Transmitted Diseases is testing for an infection in the absence of physical symptoms.
Information on STD's can be located online at the CDC website:
If you are currently experiencing symptoms of infection you can be seen and treated at either the Holzer Health Center or the BCHD and have appropriate testing performed. Most insurance plans will cover a portion of the cost for diagnosis and treatment when the individual is symptomatic. The staff at the Health Center can discuss this with you and offer treatment or assist you in obtaining an appointment off campus.
Most insurance plans now cover HPV Vaccine Free for male and female students to age 26 - this is available at the Student Health Center
Most insurance plans cover HIV, SYPHILIS, gonorrhea and chlamydia screening annually for woman free of charge.
Most insurance plans cover HIV AND SYPHILIS screening annually for men free of charge.
Free HIV Testing available at Holzer Health Center provided by Project Response on
1st Monday of every month from 12PM-2PM and
3rd Tuesday of the month from 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Results in 15 minutes, Single pinprick (fingerstick), No chart necessary, Completely confidential.
Free confidential HIV Testing also avaialble Monday-Friday 8 am to 4 pm at Project Response located at 745 South Apollo Boulevard, Melbourne, FL. This test uses a fingerprick blood sample and gives results in 15 minutes! Questions? Call them at 724-1177.
Worried about how to talk to your partner about screening before you do the deed? Check out http://www.itsyoursexlife.com/gyt/talk/talking-to-your-partner/