Thursday, November 20, 2014

Would you take an STI test to get bonus points in class?

HALIFAX – Would you get an test for sexually transmitted infections (STI) to get extra credit in school?

That’s the unique offer coming from Dalhousie health promotions professor Dr. Matthew Numer.

“The idea of getting an STI check for bonus points was definitely a little bit surprising at first. But it settled very quickly,” said Jake Blacklaws, 27, a student in Numer’s class.

Blacklaws has never had an STI test before, saying he’s had the same partner for several years.

But he says he was intrigued by the offer and jumped at the chance for extra credit...  (more...)

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