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Tech Students Participate in National Sexual Health Campaign


The Butte-Silver Bow Health Department and Montana Tech are again partnering in the local sponsorship and promotion of the national “Get Yourself Tested” (GYT) Program. The GYT Days at Tech will be from 9-3 on Monday, April 14, Room 115 at Highlands College and from 10-4 on Tuesday, April 15th in the North Campus Student Health Center.

This annual event at Tech highlights the very important statistic that 1 in 2 sexually active people will get an STD by age 25.  Although, GYT focuses on free HIV testing, it is also an opportunity to offer information, support, and direction for intervention to those at risk for an STD.

Those who participate in the Tech event will receive a chance to win tickets to PBR at the Civic Center, April 18-19, courtesy of Bill Fisher and the Butte Depot.  “We are pleased that Bill continues to support our very important community intervention,” notes Jamie Paul, Health and Family Services Program Manager with the Butte-Silver Bow Health Department.

“We are now in our 4th year of promoting GYT,” reports Cricket Pietsch, Montana Tech Student Life Counselor.  “We have been pleased that students take advantage of this opportunity to know their HIV status.”

For any further information about this event or any issue pertaining to Montana Tech, please contact Dr. John M. Garic at 406-496-3714 or Amanda Badovinac at 406-496-4828.