Michigan: "Get Yourself Tested" Campaign Targets Under-25 Crowd
April 17, 2012
In recognition of April's designation as STD Awareness Month, Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan is offering discounted STD testing. As part of the national "Get Yourself Tested" campaign, the organization is conducting screenings for HIV, chlamydia, and gonorrhea for $50 instead of the usual cost, $81. Young people are a special focus, given CDC data showing that about half the 19 million US STD cases each year affect those 25 and younger. "Since many STDs do not show any symptoms, testing and treatment is critical to reducing their spread," said Bridget White, PPWNM's vice president of medical services. In addition, the tests are available at no charge from the Kent County Health Department. For more information on discounted testing at PPWNM, which continues through April 30, telephone 800-230-7526 or visit www.ppwnm.org. For more information on free testing at KCHD, telephone 616-632-7171 or visit www.accesskent.com/Health/HealthDepartment/. For more information on the national GYT campaign, visitwww.GYTnow.org.
Grand Rapids Press
04.17.2012; Sue Thoms
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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