St. Clair College promotes sexual health and safety
By Amos Johnson
St. Clair College’s Health Centre is working towards educating students on sexual health and safety.
A special health fair was held at the St. Clair College Centre for the Arts on Feb. 14 in order to educate students about sexual health and safety.
Nancy Costa is a registered nurse for St. Clair College and was responsible for hosting the event.
“Unfortunately STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections) are increasing in the community. What we are trying to do is educate the student population of St. Clair College,” said Costa.
The St. Clair Health Centre is promoting a campaign called ‘Potte for a Latte’ where students can get tested for STIs.
Jessica Wilson is a fourth year nursing student at St. Clair College and said ‘Potte for a Latte’ is a good way of checking if you are positive for any STIs.
“Sometimes the signs and symptoms of STIs aren’t visible, so you might have it without even knowing it,” said Wilson.
Students can participate in the campaign by visiting the Health Centre at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts. Students must bring their health card and provide a urine sample in order to receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a $25 Starbucks gift card.
The campaign is held during the month of February and all information on campaign participants are confidential. The raffle winner will be chosen at random at the end of the month.
According to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, there is an average of 982 sexually transmitted and blood borne infections reported yearly in Windsor-Essex County.