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MEMPHIS, TN – As a part of its “GYT: Get Yourself Tested” campaign, Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region (PPGMR) is proud to offer three free screenings for sexually transmitted infections at its Poplar Avenue health center tomorrow.

What:   Free Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and HIV Testing
When:  Wednesday, April 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Planned Parenthood, 2430 Poplar Avenue
Who:    Women, men and teens—no appointment needed

The GYT campaign is a public information partnership between the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, MTV, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), designed to address high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among young people in the United States.

According to the CDC, half of all young men and women will get a sexually transmitted disease by age 25. Untreated infections can cause infertility and life-threatening complications. Many infections do not cause symptoms, so the only way to know for certain you are not infected is to be tested.

For more information about the GYT campaign, visit http://www.itsyoursexlife.com/. For more information about Planned Parenthood’s health center services, visit our website: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/memphis/.

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Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region (PPGMR), founded in 1938, is an affiliate of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. PPGMR’s mission is to ensure broad public access to reproductive and related health care through clinic services, education, advocacy and community partnerships in serving 42 counties in West Tennessee, North Mississippi and East Arkansas.

Source

Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region

Contact

Joan Carr
Vice President of Community Affairs
(901) 725-3008

Published

April 16, 2013