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“We’re here to inform our student body about AIDS and STDs, and how to take preventive measures against them,” said Ashley Curry, president of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Students were given pamphlets, bags of condoms, tips on how to correctly use condoms, and safe sex practices. Students were also informed of STD testing sites. The Student Intervention Center will hold free STD testing later this semester. Zeta member Keiona Wesby said, “We need to educate one another. If not, we will die.” However, students seemed grossly uninterested, as the area in front of the student union became littered with safe sex paraphernalia, including, condoms, lubricant, and after-sex wipes. It appeared as if the effort was a waste. “It’s messed up, because the disease is prevalent in the Black community and we [young adults] are the ones most in danger.” Said senior Drew Harris. Unfortunately, many students fear getting tested, and moreover, fear AIDS/HIV/STD infected students. “It definitely makes you more aware of who you come inn contact with on a day-to-day basis. Testing should be mandatory for all students that enroll here. We probably have 1 out of every 25 people infected.” Jared is not alone in his suspicion. In fact, when recently polled, students on average guessed that 1 out of every 9 people had an STD. Phi Beta Sigma member Anthony Turner said, “I don’t worry about it too much. I’m married. But people out there need to know that AIDS is real!” Freshman Travis Mills added “It’s a simple problem that can be handled with a little self-control and a condom. Wrap your stuff up, if you don’t know how, or don’t have a condom, simply don’t have sex. If not, then you’re bringing the consequences on yourself.”