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By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., the Student Health Services will be having free testing for sexually transmitted infections.

Students who are enrolled at The University of Akron are able to schedule an appointment at Student Health Services to discuss STIs. Testing for Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and Syphilis is available, the Student Health Services website ( said. Normally there is a department visit fee, but this Wednesday, testing will be free.

“We do offer year-round testing at our office, with results usually the next day, but it comes at a cost,” Patty Asbury, medical secretary of the Student Health Services, said. Free testings will be offered on the first Wednesday of every month, Asbury said.

All of the details were not in the Student Health Services Zipmail announcement so “that students can feel there is some confidentiality to the process,” Asbury said.

For more information, students can contact Asbury at or visit the Student Health Services website (

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Sala Wier, Copy Editor

Sala Wier is majoring in public relations, with a minor in women's studies at The University of Akron. She will be graduating in Spring 2019.
Sala has been a copy editor for The Buchtelite for the past two years and is grateful for the experience it has given her.
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