Get Tested

 
 
According to Stanford University’s Sexual Health Peer Resource Center, 1 in 4 college students have a sexually transmitted infection (STI). And, statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention note that although people ages 15-24 represent only 25% of the sexually active population, they account for more than half of the new STD diagnoses each year.

When asked, most students say they would know if they had an STI, but unfortunately, they’d be wrong. The truth is many of STIs have no signs or symptoms in the majority of people infected, or they have mild symptoms that can be easily overlooked, but may progress over time to cause serious health problems.

If you’ve had unprotected sex, have a new partner (or more than one partner), or for any reason are worried you have been exposed to an STI, talk to your healthcare provider at The Ashe Center about these leading common STIs: chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV, herpes, HPV, syphilis and trichomoniasis.