Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

There are dozens of STIs. Some STIs, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, HIV, and syphilis are spread mainly by sexual contact.  

With young adults, 15 to 24 years old, accounting for nearly two-thirds of the reported chlamydia diagnoses and half of the gonorrhea diagnoses, STI testing, prevention and treatment has never been more important on college campuses. 

To help battle the alarming and rising trends of STIs, the health center offers “Get Yourself Tested” (GYT) testing appointments for chlamydia and gonorrhea — the two most common STIs among college students.

How does GYT Clinic work?

The GYT Clinic offers easy and convenient urine testing for patients experiencing no symptoms, and can be billed to insurance or self-pay. Patients can expect their results within 2-3 business days. Patients with symptoms should make an appointment with a medical provider for further evaluation and likely, additional testing.

Why get tested?

1 in 2 sexually active young people will get a sexually transmitted disease (STI) by 25. And of the approximately 20 million new STIs that occur every year in the United States, most will go undiagnosed. The only way to know for sure if you have an STI is to GYT.


For more information about various STIs, view the CDC's website.

To be seen by a provider at the health center if you are experiencing symptoms, please call 479-575-4451 or schedule an appointment through the Patient Web Portal.