Get Yourself Tested day is Monday April 16th located in Sykes Ballrooms from 10:00am-2:00pm!
The Get Yourself Tested Campaign is a national movement to inform young people like us about sexually transmitted infections and to encourage routine testing. The Wellness Education and Women’s Center have collaborated to bring a Get Yourself Tested Day to West Chester University, this year testing for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia!
Valuable Facts on Gonorrhea and Chlamydia:
- Gonorrhea and Chlamydia are bacterial infections of the genital area.
- These STI’s are spread from unprotected vaginal, oral, or anal sex.
- Both of these STI’s show mostly no symptoms in most women and men who have it. Some common symptoms if any are present are burning while urinating and increase in discharge.
- Treatment is easy! Oral antibiotics cure the infection. Treatment is just $10 at the Health Center.
- Possible consequences from not treating both STI’s are increase risk of other STI’s. Women can develop pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) which can lead to infertility and tubal (ectopic) pregnancy.
Questions pertaining testing day:
- Do I need an appointment? No. You just show up.
- Do I need to do anything before I go? You should not urinate for 1 hour prior to testing.
- If I can’t make it to the event can I get tested for free at the Health Center too? There is a $10 visit fee for all appointments at the Health Center.
- How will I get my results? If you test positive, you will receive a call from a nurse/nurse practitioner. She will help you set up an appointment for follow-up treatment.
- What if I’m menstruating during the test? That will not affect the results.
So what are you waiting for? Head to Sykes Ballroom for a FREE test!
Written by Kelly Zalalas, Peer Educator