Lifestyles Center Blog

MASTERING MONDAY: MASTER YO’ PRIORITIES AND GET YO’SELF TESTED!

Read this: As a senior in college, I can’t tell you the number of times throughout my young adult years have I heard “sometimes symptoms just don’t show up.” Luckily, this has never been a one on one conversation for me. However, I’ve learned about it in many classroom settings. Just this past winter I took Human Sexuality online and sure enough one of the assigned readings mentioned that for Chlamydia in women sometimes symptoms don’t show up for as long as six months! The article below discusses four sexually transmitted infections you can have without knowing.

http://www.self.com/story/stds-you-can-have-without-knowing-it

Watch this: Diseases mean that the symptoms can be seen, as I mentioned before symptoms aren’t always seen. The American Sexual Health Association has changed the term to sexually transmitted infections, STI’s. I provided a link to a video that discusses within the first thirty seconds why you should keep good health at the top of your “to-do” list!

http://study.com/academy/lesson/reducing-your-risk-for-sexually-transmitted-infections.html

Do this:

  1. GET YOURSELF TESTED PLEASE!
  2. Use protection during all sexual activity
    1. condoms are 15 for $1 on Wednesdays and 10 for $1 every other day at the LifeStyles Center
  3. Before entering a new relationship, ensure that both parties are tested and share results.
  4. Go to Mary Walker Health Center and get tested open M-F, 8:30-4:00.
    1. Get Yourself Tested week is April 11th-13th from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  5. Keep track of what you’re doing, when you’re doing it and with whom you’re doing it with!

Written and researched by Peer Educator, Shakira S.

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