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Take advantage of the free stuff in Health Promotion and Wellness

If you are looking for some free ways to be active, join us every Monday at 3:45-4:45 at the Rec Hall track for a walking group. For more information, click here. If you’re interested in free wellness classes, UHS offers Pilates and Yoga classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in room 205 Student Health Center from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. See the flyer below for more information.  Looking for a De-stress zone? Visit Health Promotion and Wellness, in 201 Student Health Center, to relaxing.  While you are there, check out the biofeedback software and relaxing sound tracks.

Health Promotion and Wellness has lots of great resources that are free to every students, including free condoms, HIV testing, sleep kits and a stress management workbook. 201 Student Health Center is open Monday-Friday 8 am – 5 pm. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Four Reasons to GYT for STDs

Not sure if you should get yourself tested (GYT) for STDs? Here are just a few reasons why it’s a good idea:

  1. STDs are more common than you might think. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that about half of all new STDs (that’s 10 million cases per year!) occur in people between the ages of 15-24. If you’ve had vaginal, anal, or oral sex, you could be at risk.
  2. Getting tested can give you peace of mind. While you might feel nervous about getting tested, it’s the only way of knowing your STD status for sure. After all, most people who have an STD don’t experience symptoms. Getting tested means you won’t have to wonder.
  3. If a test does come back positive, you can get treated. The good news is that if caught early, many STDs are curable and all are treatable. Knowing your status and getting treatment can decrease the chance that you’ll spread an STD to others or experience medical complications later on.
  4. It’s the responsible thing to do. Getting tested regularly can protect your health and the health of others. Better yet, having a conversation with your partner about getting tested shows that you care about their well-being. Find tips to get yourself talking

Are you convinced yet? Here’s where to get tested on campus:

University Health Services, Student Health Center, 814-863-0774

  • Appointment-based testing for various STDs
  • Self-testing (walk-in) for chlamydia and gonorrhea

Health Promotion and Wellness, 201 Student Health Center, 814-863-0461

  • Free HIV testing