#DoingItGSU Health Campaign
The category is: Live, Work…Pose! For fans of the Golden Globe nominated show, POSE, the AIDS epidemic is front and center throughout season two. The majority of the show’s characters are #DoingIt – getting tested for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The #DoingIt campaign highlights the importance of college students getting tested for HIV because 21% of all new HIV diagnoses are among people between 13 and 24 years of age. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends annual HIV testing; a part of routine health care.
Some people may need to be tested twice a year if they engage in additional risk factors associated with HIV including:
- Injecting drugs or sharing needles
- Having more than one sex partner
- Exchanging sex for drugs or money
- Being a man and having sex with another man
- Being diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) (e.g., chlamydia, gonorrhea)
- Having sex with someone that has engaged in any of the listed activities
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Georgia State University students can schedule an appointment with Student Health Promotion (call 404-413-1577) for free and confidential HIV and STI testing, Monday through Thursday. HIV and syphilis testing include a finger stick and the results are provided within minutes. The STI testing (i.e., gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomonas) can be with a mouth swab or with a urine sample. The results of a STI test are provided within 10 business days. Student Health Promotion is located at 75 Piedmont NE, Suite 200. Follow @BeWellGSU on social media and #DoingItGSU to get answers to some of the most common questions associated with HIV & STI testing.