OMG. Get Yourself Tested!
1 in 2 sexually active young people will get an STD by age 25...and most won't know it.
Vaccinations for HPV, Hep A and Hep B are available at the Student Health Service.
Appointments from 9 am - 4 pm Monday - Friday.
GET TESTED TODAY.
NDSU Student Health Service
Take the online CONFIDENTIAL risk assessment to find out if you are at risk for HIV, other STDs or viral hepatitis.
GO ASK ALICE is a health Q & A Internet resource.
GET YOURSELF TALKING!!
Practice SAFER SEX - use latex condoms.
Most common INCURABLE STDs
Genital Herpes (1 million/year with 45 million already infected)
Genital Warts/HPV (6.2 million cases this year and 20 million already have it)
HIV (1.1 million living with HIV in the U.S.)
Hepatitis B (46,000/year)
The BAD NEWS: There is no cure for these STDs.
The GOOD NEWS: Medications and/or treatments can ease symptoms, and some can slow the progression of the disease.
Most common CURABLE STDs
Chlamydia (2 million/year)
Trichomoniasis/Trich (5 million/year)
The BAD NEWS: Left untreated, may lead to infertility, increased risk of other STDs, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or death.
The GOOD NEWS: Antibiotics can cure these infections.
ABSTINENCE: Not everyone chooses to have sex. Some people choose to abstain to avoid any risk of pregnancy or sexually transmitted infection (STI). Some choose to abstain because of their beliefs or values. Some abstain because they simply are not ready for intercourse. Remember, abstinence is the only 100% certain way of not becoming pregnant or acquiring a sexually transmitted infection.
You have the right to have your values and limits respected.
You have the right to refuse sex any time, for any reason.