For the fourth year in a row, PPWP is participating in the GYT (Get Yourself Tested) Campaign. The GYT campaign is described as a "youthful, empowering social movement to reduce the spread of STDs among young people through information; open communication with partners, health care providers, and parents; and testing and treatment as needed." Partnering with MTV, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the CDC, Planned Parenthood has undertaken this national effort to help reduce the rising number of STDs in young people.
For our part, PPWP is offering free STD testing for the entire month of April at all of our health centers. Combining this offer with a social media strategy and additional information in our waiting rooms, we are hoping that for the fourth year in a row we can see an increase in the number of patients we're seeing for STD testing in our health centers, as well as encourage communication and education around testing.