From Lily Kong ’16:
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, you now have access to many vital health care services such as STI testing, wellness check-ups, annual Pap smears, and sexual or relationship violence screening/counseling. All with no co-pay (meaning that you don’t have to pay fees)! The services are included in your plan and available at Davison Health Center!
If you want more information, ASHA will be tabling in Usdan on Tuesday 4/8 and Wednesday 4/9 from 11AM-1PM. Also, please help us out by participating in ASHA’s survey on sexual health at Wes!
Submitted by Lena Solow ’12:
Like talking about sex? Leading workshops about sex in college and at local high schools? Raising awareness about sexual health? Planning awesome events like free STI Testing and Safe SexFest and Sexy Can I?
Come to the ASHA (AIDS and Sexual Health Awareness) info session on Sunday 9/18 4:30pm at the Office of Community Service.
Email lsolow[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with questions/if you can’t attend but still want to join.
- Date: Sunday, September 18
- Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
- Place: Office of Community Service (167 High St, corner of High and Church)
- Cost: Free!
More than 300 Wesleyan students (in addition to students from Southern Connecticut State U, Eastern Connecticut State U, Trinity College, and Conn College) filled the Tishler Lecture Hall this afternoon to support Planned Parenthood and listen to speeches by Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Southern New England Judy Tabar, President of Wesleyan Michael Roth, Planned Parenthood Campus Interns Zak Kirwood ’12 and Susanna Banks ’13, Alex Ketchum ’12, and Hannah Adams ’13 (daughter of PP’s national president, Richards).
In case you didn’t hear, House Republicans voted to completely defund Planned Parenthood last Saturday. (If you don’t know about PP, now you know.) If the Senate passes the spending bill to which is attached (which it likely/hopefully won’t due to the Democractic majority), millions of Americans will lose an invaluable source of affordable primary and preventive sexual health services. A fact that was shared repeatedly at the rally is helpful here: 1 in 5 women have gone to a Planned Parenthood clinic for health services.
More details, quotes, and photos after the jump.
If you’ve ever been sexually active, just a friendly reminder to get that shit checked.
Tuesday during lunch, you can walk down to the Green Street Arts Center or take a van from Usdan down, every half hour starting at 10 am.
Last year a remarkable 0% of those tested were positive for HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis. Help prevent any nasty surprises this year (for you or anyone else), and get tested:
ASHA’s beloved free STI testing event is back and better than ever! AIDS and Sexual Health Awareness, along with the Connecticut Department of Public Health have brought this event to campus annually for many years.
This year, testing will be at the Green Street Arts Center instead of at Eclectic, and it will be open to all Middletown residents, in addition to Wesleyan students. But as always, the event will be completely free and confidential, and students will have the opportunity to be tested for Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, and HIV.
Why get tested? By age 25, an estimated one in two sexually active young people in the U.S. will get an STI. Are you sure you don’t have an STI? The most common symptom of an STI is having no symptoms at all!
So get tested! It’s easy. You can get tested from 10am to 2pm on Tuesday, April 13th. VANS WILL LEAVE USDAN EVERY 30 MINUTES (starting at 10am) to Green Street and back. You can also walk (it’s super close!) to Green Street Arts Center, which is at 51 Green Street, by the corner of Main Street. Walking maps will be available at Usdan, and there will be complimentary refreshments. Hope to see you there!
Date: Tuesday April 13
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Place: Green Street Arts Center (Green St. and Main St.)
[Edit by Sheek]
Total tested: 217
HIV: 0 positives
Chlamydia: 0 positives
Gonorrhea: 0 positives
Syphilis: 0 positives
That means that if you were tested on April 9th at Eclectic, you do NOT have any STIs.
Congratulations Wesleyan! Stay safe, stay positive, and keep having fun.
[via Jonathan Short ’09, Director of ASHA – AIDS and Sexual Health Awareness]
Now that the Eclectic Hosting Ban has been lifted, Eclectic will host the FREE STI Testing event this Thursday. There will be free testing for HIV, Syphilis, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea. Arrive early to avoid lines. This event is sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Public Health
Date: Thursday, April 9
Time: 9 AM-2 PM
Place: Eclectic, The Ballroom