If you are sexually active and have concerns about sexually transmitted diseases, you may make an appointment at the Georgia State University Health Clinic for consultation. We offer a variety of tests. We encourage our students who are sexually active to do routine screening even if they are not having symptoms. This is especially true with women who may not have symptoms with several STIs that may cause infertility. We offer professional, non-judgmental STI counseling. An appointment will be necessary to be tested for STIs. We offer testing for the following STIs:
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We offer a vaccine, Gardasil, for women between the ages of 9 and 26 years of age. It may help prevent against diseases that are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) Types 6, 11, 16, and 18. HPV Types 16 and 18 cause 70% of cervical cancer cases, and HPV Types 6 and 11 cause 90% of genital warts cases.
There are more than 100 different strains of HPV. More than 30 of these viruses are transmitted sexually and can infect both men and women. Most people infected will not have any symptoms. There are 10 of these viruses that are "high risk". They can cause an abnormal pap tests and possibly lead to cancer of the cervix, vulva, vagina, anus or penis. The others can also cause an abnormal pap and may cause genital warts. Genital warts are flat bumps or may look like a cauliflower shaped structure.
According to the CDC, there are 20 million people currently infected with HPV. Fifty percent of sexually active people, both men and women will get HPV at one time in their life.
This vaccine is not covered by the school insurance. The cost for each injection is approximately $120 an injection. There is a series of 3 injections over a 6 month period.
Dosage: Gardasil is given as 3 injections over 6 months. The first dose is given at a date of your appointment. The second dose is given 2 months after the first dose and the third dose is given 6 months after the first dose.