The World Health Organization defines sexual health as “a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being related to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence. For sexual health to be attained and maintained, the sexual rights of all persons must be respected, protected and fulfilled.”
Redfern offers free condoms to the students at the Pharmacy and in Health Promotion office. For information about STIs visit http://www.cdc.gov/women/az/std.htm.
Because sexual health encompasses so many areas, and because there is a great deal of misinformation on the Web, we have identified external websites that provide accurate and helpful information. Here is a list of topics covered:
Student Health Services hosts AID Upstate once a month in Redfern Health Center. AID Upstate provides free, confidential rapid HIV and hepatitis C testing with same day results every third Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (due to spring break, the March clinic will be on March 24). They will also provide free, confidential screenings for other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that provide results several days later. There are limited time slots available for AID Upstate testing at Redfern. Students must call (864-656-5002) in advance to sign up for a time slot. Each visit will take about an hour.
Upcoming AID Upstate Testing Dates at Redfern:
February 18 *all time slots are taken
AID Upstate is located in Anderson and Greenville. Students can call anytime and make an appointment for free, confidential rapid HIV and hepatitis C testing with same day results. Other STD screenings are available. Free, confidential testing is available at the Greenville location on Mondays – Fridays and the Anderson location on Wednesdays; occasional Saturday clinics are offered in Greenville. Please call AID Upstate at 864-226-9164 or 1-800-755-2040 to make an appointment.
Student Health Services offers confidential testing for HIV and various STDs/STIs. Students can make an appointment at Redfern Health Center, and it takes a few days to receive test results. Lab fees do apply. If students have the Clemson University Student Health Insurance Plan with AIG, all of these tests are covered 100 percent if done at Redfern As of April 23, 2015, the fees for each test are as follows:
HIV Test: $10
Gonorrhea and Chlamydia: $32
Herpes Culture: $38
HPV Vaccine: $155 per injection
If you have any questions or concerns related to HIV or STDs/STIs, please contact Healthy Campus at 864-656-5002 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are sexual assault and relationship violence?
…is a violent act using power and control. Sexual assault is a continuum of violence which includes rape, incest, date and acquaintance rape, marital and partner rape, sexual harassment and voyeurism.
…is when in an intimate relationship, one or both partners experiences physical, emotional or sexual abuse. Stalking is also a form of relationship violence.
…should have trust and mutual respect. Sexual contact should only be made when clear consent is given by both partners.