‘Spread Love, Not Bugs’ message
delivered for Valentine’s Day
From Health Promotion Services
“Spread Love, Not Bugs” is the theme for National Condom Day, which will be celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the mall area outside the LBJ Student Center on the Texas State University campus. The event is dedicated to spreading awareness about sexual health, pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention.
“Spread Love, Not Bugs” will be hosted by the HealthyCats Health Promotion Services Office and the Peer Health Educators, a student organization that educates students about sexual health and a variety other health topics.
The HealthyCats Peer Health Educators will be distributing promotional buttons and passing out awareness information, including free condoms, to students, faculty and staff on campus. They will also provide educational games and activities to promote correct and consistent condom use.
According to the American Social Health Association (ASHA), there are more than 19 million new cases of STIs every year, with 50 percent found in people ages 15-24. ASHA supports the promotion and use of male latex condoms as a public health prevention measure designed to limit the spread of sexually transmitted infections. Condoms are highly effective when people use them correctly and consistently.
HealthyCats Health Promotion Services and Peer Health Educators strive to promote wellness and influence healthy attitudes and behavior on campus. They offer interactive and engaging health education programs that give students positive and healthy experiences throughout their college years. For more information about getting involved, please visit the HealthyCats website.