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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 will be on Monday, April 20st in Room 115 at Highlands College and Tuesday, April 21st, in the Student Union of Montana Tech. Both days will be from 9am to 3pm.

GYT has as its goal the reduction of the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).  The statistics for getting an STD are very high, in particular for the young (15-24).  GYT is a proactive, socially empowering campaign. 

Those who participate in the Tech event will receive a chance to win a great prize, courtesy of Bill Fisher and the Butte Depot.  “We want to thank Bill for his continued support of this very important community intervention,” notes Jamie Paul, Assistant Health Director for the Family Health Division of the Butte-Silver Bow Health Department. 

“This is our 5th year of promoting GYT,” reports Cricket Pietsch, Montana Tech Student Life Counselor.  “We encourage everyone to participate in this event as the campaign encompasses empowerment and role modeling.  Participating also allows students to get sexual health information in a non-shaming way.”   

For any further information about this event or any issue pertaining to Montana Tech, please contact Cricket Pietsch at 406-496-3730 or Amanda Badovinac at 406-496-4828.