The Stallion (Abraham Baldwin Agricultural Coll.) (02.23.10) -
In cooperation with the Georgia Department of Public Health,
the ABAC clinic has offered a free chlamydia and gonorrhea
testing outreach for students for the past two years. This
year's event will take place March 23 and 24, from 9 a.m.-noon
and 1-4 p.m.
More than 100 students have participated in the outreach to
date, and of these at least 10 percent have been positive for
either STD or both. Most infected students have been
Susan Thompson, RN, said confidentiality is a top concern
among students. All patient records are confidential and
cannot be viewed by others, including parents, she said.
In addition to the free tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea, HIV
testing is available for $15. The clinic also offers
vaccination against the STD human papillomavirus; the cost is
$100 for each of the required three injections.
Students who have questions regarding STDs should contact the
ABAC clinic or the Teen Health Clinic, whose free services
include contraceptives, birth control, and screenings for
students 19 and under.
For more information, telephone the ABAC clinic at 229-391-