November 05, 2019

08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
The Health Center (SUB)

Get Yourself Tested

Half of all sexually active young people will get an STD before the age of 25. Most will not know it.

The Butte-Silver Bow Health Department and Montana Tech are again joining forces to bring the national “Get Yourself Tested” (GYT) campaign to Montana Tech.  GYT will occur November 5th from 8am to 2pm in the Health Center in the Student Union of Montana Tech.  

GYT has as its goal the reduction of the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).  Young people aged 15 to 24 acquire half of all new STDs (Sexually Transmitted Disease).  Compared to older adults this group and young adults aged 20-24, are at higher risk for acquiring STDs for a combination of behavioral, biological and cultural reasons.  Many will not know they are infected because STDs often have no symptoms.  The only way to know is to get tested.  

“Even if not sexually active, the GYT event allows for a safe place for our students to ask questions about sexual health.  All students are welcome to check in with the Health Department while on campus this day,” notes Cricket Pietsch, Montana Tech Counselor. 

 For further information about this event please contact Cricket Pietsch at 496-3730 or Amy Lorang at 406-496-4429.