GYT: Get Yourself Tested for High Schools

What is GYT for High Schools?

Get Yourself Tested (GYT) is an empowering campaign that can be implemented in high schools to encourage young people to get tested for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Students and staff can work jointly on the campaign to develop materials and plan school-wide events focused on prevention and testing. The GYT campaign for high schools can:

  • Raise awareness of HIV and STDs and how to prevent them.
  • Connect young people to testing and counseling services.
  • Promote open discussions with partners, peers, and health care providers.

Schools are in a unique position to support and encourage students to get tested. CDC research suggests that a student-led GYT campaign in high schools may increase STD testing among students.

GYT for high school Logo

GYT is for all young people, no matter their gender, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.

Although some young people are not having sex, learning about the prevention of HIV and STDs is an important health message for them to hear at this time in their lives. Talking about getting tested can make young people more comfortable talking about overall sexual health.

Campaign Materials

GYT Posters

Choose a poster and customize it to include a testing location and other local site information (e.g., transportation routes, stating that testing is free and confidential).

GYT Campaign

GYT Graphic for STD Awareness Week

GYT is a campaign encouraging young people to protect their health and get tested and treated for HIV and STDs. The GYT campaign focuses on the importance of HIV and STD prevention, testing, and treatment.

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GYT Graphics

Add the GYT for High Schools graphic to your web site and materials.