Free STI testing to be offered Oct. 30

STI testing flyerThe Flora Stone Mather Center for Women and University Health Service will offer free sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing for female students Friday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 248.

According to the American Sexual Health Association, chlamydia is a common STI in the United States, with nearly 3 million cases reported each year (the actual number of cases is higher). Teens and young adults have the highest rates of infection, but most women with chlamydia do not experience symptoms. To meet the needs of students, University Health Service and the women’s center want to bring free chlamydia screening to students without an appointment.

Male students should watch for more information on the Men’s Health Fair next month.